Giorgio Bellavitis (biography)Medium:
Pen & Ink & Watercolour on CardSize:
13" x 16" (330mm x 410mm)Date:
1966This is the original Pen & Ink & Watercolour by Giorgio Bellavitis.
The incredibly popular Princess Marigold stories appeared in Treasure magazine. During the first episodes, King Florian is searching for a suitable husband for his daughter, Princess Marigold. When Princess Marigold meets Wizard Weezle, a misunderstanding ensues which degenerates into Wizard Weezle becoming a fierce enemy of the Princess, using dastardly magic in all manner of improbable ways in order to fulfil his cunning schemes.
This is the seventeenth page of 'Painting Magic', in which the Evil Wizard Weezle casts a spell on a swan to turn it into a stripy spotted colourful beast which attacks the colour pixies and Prince Strongbow.
Beautifully painted by Bellavitis (the first of three artists to work on the strip- The subsequent artists being Louis Bermejo and Nadir Quinto), this page has the five original hand painted panels pasted down as they appeared in Treasure magazine No 178, and really shows off Bellavitis' flair for creating atmosphere and mystery in his paintings.
Please Note: The two central panels are photostats which have been stuck onto this page by the publisher in order to complete the story, as the original 2 panels must have gone missing. This has been taken into account.