Giorgio Bellavitis (biography)Medium:
Pen & Ink & Watercolour on CardSize:
13" x 16" (335mm x 415mm)Date:
1966This is the unique original Pen & Ink & Watercolour by Giorgio Bellavitis.
The incredibly popular Princess Marigold stories appeared in Treasure magazine. During the first episodes, King Florian is searching for a suitable husband for his daughter, Princess Marigold. When Princess Marigold meets Wizard Weezle, a misunderstanding ensues which degenerates into Wizard Weezle becoming a fierce enemy of the Princess, using dastardly magic in all manner of improbable ways in order to fulfil his cunning schemes.
This is the eighth page of 'Painting Magic', in which the Evil Wizard Weezle attempts to cast a spell on the Palace parrot, but the parrot rebels and cracks the fishbowl with it's beak, consequently water from the bowl washes the colour off Weezle's hand, rendering him able to only use half his magic.
Beautifully painted by Bellavitis (the first of three artists to work on the strip- The subsequent artists being Louis Bermejo and Nadir Quinto), this page has the five original hand painted panels pasted down as they appeared in Treasure magazine No 170.