This piece features an original drawing of Mr Benn by creator David McKee.
Just 25 of the edition of 300 will feature this drawing, not to be missed! The Edition says 25 here on this item, but the edition size of the piece is 300 as it is part of the regular edition, this is just one of 25 that are remarqued. Get it!? Good!
We had the pleasure of exploring the Mr Benn art archives and unearthed the original hand painted artwork used to create the covers of the fabulous books first written and illustrated by David McKee in 1967.
We're absolutely thrilled with the way we've been able to retain every brushstroke, every vibrant detail of David McKee's work in our limited edition. Yes, there's White Out marks, yes, you can see the handbrushing of the Title text. It's as David McKee intended for you to enjoy the work. And now you can, on the wall as a gorgeous limited edition. It's a real treat for the eyes.
Each edition is hand signed by David McKee and our studio embossing. Each piece comes with the official Certificate of Authenticity.
And, David McKee has agreed than just 25 of the edition will feature a special hand drawn remarque of Mr Benn. 25, that's all.
Mr Benn is an ordinary man who has extraordinary adventures. In this, the first ever Mr Benn story, he swaps his bowler hat and black suit for a red suit of armour and makes friends with a dragon.
First published in 1967, Mr Benn - Red Knight is one of a series of stories by author and illustrator David McKee that inspired the legendary Mr Benn TV series. McKee's original artwork brings the glories of a golden age of children's book illustration and story-telling to a new generation.
The original four books were: Mr Benn - Red Knight, Big Game Benn, 123456789 Benn, and Big Top Benn. There were six original books planned, but the fifth and sixth were never published.
The fifth was called Mr Benn Rides Again, the story of which was used to make the television episode The Cowboy.
The sixth, never completed, was Superbenn, in which the superhero Benn sets out on an environmental adventure.
David McKee is the author and illustrator of over 100 children's books and the creator of several memorable characters besides Mr Benn, including Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and King Rollo.