Philip Mendoza (biography)Medium:
Gouache on BoardSize:
6" x 6" (150mm x 150mm)Date:
1958This is the unique original Gouache painting by Philip Mendoza.
This is a single panel original painting by Philip Mendoza featuring the wonderful Gulliver Guinea-Pig. The adventures, which were written by David Roberts, see Gulliver travelling the world, meeting all kinds of people and having adventures that are gentle and feature slightly wry humour best appreciated by adults.
In this story Gulliver visits the Wild West. Originally painted for the pre-school comic Playhour in 1958, the artwork has been remounted and extra work created to make it fit the larger format of the Jack and Jill Storybooks which were printed in the early 1960s. Gulliver was reprinted at least three issues of that series, dating from 1962. This is believed to be an unused panel, there is a re-drawn version extant.