Gordon Hutchings (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
11" x 8" (290mm x 210mm)Date:
1963This is the original Watercolour painting by Gordon Hutchings.
A charming 2 panel illustration of Gregory Grasshopper and his pals playing soldiers with a toy cannon in a castle. Illustration originally in the children's comic Jack and Jill. Gregory is a happy-go-lucky grasshopper who moves to the country after his life in a garden in town is disrupted by a noisy lawn-mower.
He finds himself an old teapot to live in and meets some of the locals, including Mr Bumble Bee, Dr Beetle, Lottie Ladybird, Wilbur Wasp and Belinda Butterfly. Before long, Gregory has created a little village out of old ice cream pots, chocolate boxes, tin cans and old books of matches.