Original Artwork for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

Original Artwork for the Front Cover of the First Puffin Edition

[DAHL, Roald] / JAQUES, Faith

JAQUES, Faith Original Artwork for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Original Artwork for the Front Cover of the First Puffin Edition

1973.

Original gouache on board and ink outline on acetate overlay. 38 x 29.5cm (board size 46 x 38cm). Excellent condition.

The original of the design for the wraparound cover design for the first Puffin edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Faith Jaques, described as "one of the outstanding illustrators responsible for the renaissance of British picture books during the last three decades" (Obituary in The Independent, 1997), was the first illustrator of Roald Dahl's children's books in Britain, introducing Willy Wonka and Charlie to a generation of children with the illustrations to the first UK edition in 1967. The popular paperback edition of 1973 reused many of the same illustrations, but changed the cover for this wraparound design.
Some printer's instructions by the artist in the margin of the picture under the mount.

PROVENANCE: Provenance: Faith Jaques (1923-1997), thence by by descent.

LITERATURE: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Puffin, 1973) Front and rear cover.

Stock ID: 40459

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