Ron Embleton (biography)Medium:
Gouache on BoardSize:
15" x 20" (380mm x 520mm)Date:
1973This is the original Gouache painting by Ron Embleton.
The kidnapped Gudrun having refused to marry Hartmut is forced to work as a servant by Hartmut's mother for twelve years. A mermaid disguised as a swan tells her that her grown brother Ortwine and her betrothed Herwig are on their way to rescue her.
After they meet Gudrun informs Hartmut's mother that she wants to be treated like a princess. Gerlinda wrongly assumes that Gudrun has finally decided to marry her son. More bizarre plot twists next week!
A fine clean board by Ron Embleton with muted colours except the fire for emphasis in the last panel.
Originally published in Look and Learn issue 586, 7th April 1973.