John Worsley (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
14" x 18" (350mm x 460mm)Date:
1965This is the original Watercolour painting by John Worsley.
It's Christmas party time for Wee Willie Winkie and his friends on this illustration board painted in glorious watercolours by John Worsley for a page of a Christmas issue of Treasure magazine. The top two panels set the scene as we see Hannibal the Baby Elephant carrying the tree through the busy London streets and helping to decorate the tree once home.
Worsley, who spent time in a P.O.W. camp after being captured in Yugoslavia during World War II, achieves a fantastic liberation from the past by painting in such a fluid joyful manner.
Worsley's work can be found in The Imperial War Museum, The Maritime Museum, The collection of HM The Queen, The Savage club and many other private collections including those of Royal Families, banks and Colleges.