Beautiful original work. Very rare!
The work itself has a size of 35 x 27.8 cm. Mounted on cardboard (44.9 x 32 cm), bearing the text “le Roi la préféra a touts les autres femmes, et elle gagna ses grâces et sa faveur plus que toutes les autres jeunes filles”, in the handwriting of Melkebeke himself.
Jacques van Melkebeke was a Belgian painter, journalist, art critic, illustrator and comic book author. Despite being generally portrayed as the "man in the shadows" of European comics, he was one of the founders of Tintin magazine and has collaborated with all its original authors. The most famous of these was Hergé, for whom he wrote a number of Tintin stories from the 1940s. He also wrote stories for Edgar P. Jacobs's "Blake and Mortimer," Jacques Laudy's “Hassan et Kaddour” and Paul Cuveliers's "Corentin". The main reason for his anonymity was his conviction for collaborating with pro-German magazines such as Le Soir and Le Nouveau Journal during The Second World War.
This beautiful, rare work will be packaged with care and shipped by registered post.
- Original artwork
- No. of items
- Jacques van Melkebeke - La Bible - Originele illustratie
- Koning Salomo met zijn favoriete harem-dame
- Year oldest item
- Year youngest item
- Very good
- gouache on colored drawing paper
- With original manuscript from van Melkebeke below the work.
- Totale formaat 44,9 x 32 cm.
- Van Melkebeke, Jacques