Pen and ink on card. Measuring 8 x 19 cms. Pencil note by the artist "Roald D" to the lower margin and "Dahl and Pigmies of Africa" on verso. In excellent condition. Originally illustrated in the 1967 first UK edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this image was redrawn by the artist for the 1973 first paperback edition.
A rare opportunity to acquire an original illustration from this major work of 20th century children's literature. Faith Jacques (1923 - 1997) was the first British illustrator of Roald Dahl's books (his 1943 debut "The Gremlins" was illustrated by Walt Disney Studios) and therefore responsible for introducing a generation of children (and adults) to the world of Willy Wonka and Charlie Bucket.
Stock code: 17701