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The Emperor's New Clothes (Ron Embleton)
The Emperor's New Clothes (Original)

The Emperor's New Clothes (Original) by The Emperor's New Clothes (Ron Embleton) at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: RE0280 (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: Ron Embleton (biography)
Medium: Mixed Media on Paper
Size: 16" x 21" (400mm x 530mm)
Date: 1982

This is the original Mixed Media art by Ron Embleton.

A charming painting used to illustrate the book Children's Favourite Stories, by Hans Christian Andersen, retold by Lornie Leete-Hodge (London, Dean, 1983).

The Emperor's New Clothes" is a short tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, about two weavers who promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that they say is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent – while in reality, they make no clothes at all, making everyone believe the clothes are invisible to them. When the emperor parades before his subjects in his new "clothes", no one dares to say that they do not see any suit of clothes on him for fear that they will be seen as stupid. Finally, a child cries out, "But he isn't wearing anything at all!"

This original painting is from the Ron Embleton family collection.


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The Emperor's New Clothes (Ron Embleton)

The Emperor's New Clothes (Ron Embleton)