BRIAN FROUD ORIGINAL FINAL WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS. FOR "THE RAILWAY ENGINE AND THE HAIRY BRIGANDS". A STUNNING DETAILED PUBLISHED FINAL WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATION from THE RAILWAY ENGINE AND THE HAIRY BRIGANDS, 1973.WATERCOLORS AND AND INK ON BOARD, 24.5" X 10.75". Brian Froud, born in 1947, is based in London and has been involved with everything from book jacket covers, advertising, films, children's books and magazine covers. Froud was the conceptual designer and costume designer for the films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Both in conjunction with Jim Henson's Creature Shop. He collaborated with Terry Jones. The Goblins of the Labyrinth. (1986, re-issued in abridged form as The Goblin Companion: A Field Guide to Goblins in 1996). And subsequently on a number of non. Related books about fairies and goblins.
Namely of the "Lady Cottington" series, such as Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book. He has also worked with American writer Ari Berk.
On more recent books, including. And "The Runes of Elfland", and produced art books such as.
One of his most famous art books. Produced in collaboration with Alan Lee. Was the basis of a 1981 animated feature of the same name He has an enourmous list of illustrated published works dating back to the 1970's to today, and has won a number of awards over the years including hte ASFA best interior illustration and the HUGO award for best original artwork in 1995.A stunning original watercolor and ink piece by Brian Froud from one of his earliest illustrated children's books, "The Railway Engine and The Hairy Brigands" published in 1973. The story of two young girls who inherit a decrepit steam engine and use it to save the town from the "hairy brigands" of the hills. The large published artwork is rendered on artist board and is the final finished piece from the published book! The piece comes with an tissue overlay showing the placement of the text and other production notes. An absolutely stunning whimsical piece.
The artwork depicts the Hairy Brigands marching onto Main Street and approaching Mr. Heratick who was trying to lock his shop and block them from coming in. The piece is signed by Brian Froud lower right. The art is in excellent condition. Please note the i mage of the "book" is for reference only, the book is NOT included in the sale.
A copy of the original invoice and the lot description will be included with each piece, and will provide both provenance and authenticity for the art. The book consisted of 12 original illustrations by Brian Froud which we are also currently listing. The art is in excellent condition and would be stunning framed.
PLEASE NOTE: Original PUBLISHED art by Brian Froud is quite scarce. We have several other original Brian Froud published pieces from this children's book, please see our stores for additional listings.
We specialize in first edition rare books and original illustration art. The item "BRIAN FROUD1973 STUNNING ORIGINAL FINAL PUBLISHED ART, WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATION" is in sale since Tuesday, June 17, 2014. This item is in the category "Art\Art Drawings". The seller is "iwc_2004" and is located in New Canaan, Connecticut.
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