[BESTALL (Alfred, 1892-1986, Writer and Illustrator of the Rupert Bear Stories)]

Acetate Master in Colours for the 1971 'Rupert' Annual showing Rupert meeting a friend carrying a parcel, and being led somewhere by the friend, 4 hand-coloured panels each 3½" x 4" on card mount 13½" x 9½", vignettes of Rupert and his mother in top corners of mount, no place,

Alfred Bestall took over the Daily Express stories and drawings from creator Mary Tourtel in 1935. He maintained her image of Rupert, improved the stories and expanded the backgrounds to include his beloved Snowdonia. His produced his last daily story in 1965, but he continued working on the annuals for several years. Here the pictures have that essential element - What happens next?

Item Date:  1971

Stock No:  56778      £650

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