Anthony Meeuwissen, Cat Falling off a Broomstick

Anthony Meeuwissen, Cat Falling off a Broomstick

Anthony Meeuwissen
Cat Falling off a Broomstick
1973
Gouache and aniline dyes on board
Illustration for 'The Witch's Hat' by Irwin Dermeer (London: G. Wizzard Publications Ltd., 1975)
Museum no. E.1-1976

Looking at this image, it is easy to see why Tony Meeuwissen once won the Francobollo d'Oro award for the world's best postage stamp. Although designed as a book illustration, this painting shows a minute precision and yet poster-like clarity that would suit a format as small as a postage stamp. In a similar vein, Meeuwissen was commissioned to design a set of playing cards, published also as an award winning book Key to the Kingdom, in 1993. Based on the Transformation decks that were popular in the 19th century, each card contains a different miniature image illustrating a nursery rhyme. Meeuwissen has also designed book and magazine covers.

This image can be found in Print Room Box 1.