Fabulous signed original watercolor by William Timlin, best known for his fairy-populated science-fiction fantasy, THE SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS.
Although Timlin was born in England, he was raised in South Africa. Along with his success in painting, Timlin was also a practicing architect. THE SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS was Timlin's masterpiece, of which this artwork is reminiscent. He executed a later series of pictures intended for a book to be called THE BUILDING OF A FAIRY CITY, but which was never published. Accomplished with rich colors in Timlin's Rackhamesque style, the fanciful picture shows a huge tree trunk used as a house. Standing at the door of the tree house is a young woman who is talking to a gnome-like man who is leaning on a fence. Peeking out of a window in the tree house is an elf-like man. Done with much detail and quite wonderful. Timlin's original work is quite rare.
n.p. n.p, 1942. 7'' x 5.5'' (matted); 15'' x 13'' (framed). Single watercolor, archivally matted and framed (not examined outside frame). Signed by Timlin, as well as dated and captioned in his hand, "Gossip."
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