John Worsley (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
30" x 21" (760mm x 530mm)Date:
1971This is the original Watercolour painting by John Worsley.
Wee Willie Winkie and his friend and baby elephant Hannibal come aboard the Banana Boat TSS Golfito. The ship was built in 1949 and was finally scrapped in 1972, only one year after this painting was published, making this piece a part of maritime history.
The artist paints in his iconic friendly wide-eyed style, filling the page with beautiful detail and tight feature-full characters.
A gorgeous monotone page painted by Worsley for 1971 Treasure Annual.
Worsley, who spent time in a P.O.W. camp after being captured in Yugoslavia during World War II, achieves a fantastic liberation from the past by painting in such a fluid joyful manner.
Worsley's work can be found in The Imperial War Museum, The Maritime Museum, The collection of HM The Queen, The Savage club and many other private collections including those of Royal Families, banks and Colleges.