Lot 42
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12000 - 15000 EUR
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Result : 14 300EUR
WILLIAM VANCE BRUCE J. HAWKER Le Lombard Original cover of the Journal de Tintin n° 556 of May 6, 1986 Signed. Watercolour and gouache on paper 35 × 48 cm (13.78 × 18.90 in.) William Vance is undoubtedly a first-rate illustrator and painter of the first order. His academic training as well as his experience in advertising, at a time when time when Photoshop was not known to give a drawing to give a drawing some presence, allowed him to acquire an an impressive technique. It can be seen here: Hawker, in his heavily laden boat, must face the raging the raging elements while avoiding crashing into the reefs. against the reefs. The drawing renders very well the confrontation forces with the mineral element at the centre of the image. the centre of the image. The frail skiff of the castaways is transported by a dangerous pitching motion towards the abyss, while while a giant wave prepares to engulf it. Rare are the are few illustrators capable of arousing such emotion in a single drawing, such emotion in a single drawing.
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