ILLUSTRATION ART: Michael Ffolkes (1925-1988) – An original watercolour painting ‘Balloon and City’, dated 1956
Michael Ffolkes (1925-1988): An original watercolour painting on paper, entitled ‘Balloon and City’, signed and dated 1956, depicting hot air balloon over an imagined cityscape.
The work bearing artist gallery label verso “Michael Ffolkes M.S.I.A, 186 Shaftsbury Avenue, WC2″ with title inscription ‘Balloon and City” and price ’25 guinea’, framed and mounted frame 15 x 20ins total size (artwork is 10 x 13in).
Michael Ffolkes was born Brian Davis, adopting his artistic name during the late 1940s. Ffolkes was famed for his work as an illustrator and cartoonist particularly for The Daily Telegraph on the Pete Semple column. He additionally produced work for Playboy Magazine, Punch, The Spectator, Private Eye, The New Yorker & Esquire.
Dimensions: 15 x 20ins total size of frame
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Condition Report: In very good condition some looseness to paper within original frame.