Giorgio Bellavitis (biography)Medium:
Pen & Ink & Watercolour on CardSize:
13" x 16" (330mm x 410mm)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 nineteenth page of 'Painting Magic', in which Prince Strongbow and the Colour Pixies ride the giant Swan back to the castle just in time to shut out the Evil Wizard Weezle. The Colour Pixies then help restore the colour to the children Princess Rose and Prince Rupert
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 181, and really shows off Bellavitis' flair for creating atmosphere and mystery in his paintings.