GALLERY 2 original art
© The Art of Oliver Frey 2020
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Columbus Lands on Guanahani in 1492
1323 — 67 x 45 cm 26 x 18 ins)
Painted in February 1978, this rare piece of early Oliver Frey illustration was produced for a spread (pages 10–11) in the IPC magazine Look & Learn's issue of 1 April 1978. It was also used as a frontispiece in the Thalamus Publishing title Historical Atlas of Explorations (also Checkmark Books, USA).
Blackbeard's Last Stand
1325 — 31 x 43 cm 12 x 17 ins)
Painted in 1999, this depicts the pirate Edward Teach (Blackbeard) confronted by Lieutenant Maynard aboard Blackbeard's ship Queen Anne's Revenge. It was painted as the cover image of the Thalamus Publishing/Lyons Press (USA) book The History of Pirates.
UK £430 / EU £450 / US £480 / RoW £490
Illustration to accompany an article on Viking mythology for a proposed book about world myths. In the event the book was never commissioned.
Vlad the Impaler Burns the Peasants
1202 — 26 x 19 cm (10 x 7.5 ins)
One of several illustrations commissioned by publisher Hamlyn for the Hamlyn Book of Horror, painted in 1979.
Sawney Bean – Scottish Cannibal
1203 — 20.5 x 14.5 cm (8 x 5.5 ins)
16th century, Sawney Bean, his wife and incenstuous family of sons, daughters and grandchildren killed and ate many victims caught in the wilds of Ayrshire.
1204 — 29 x 27 cm (11.5 x 10.5 ins)
One of several illustrations for the Hamlyn Book of Horror, painted in 1979. "It's always a challenge to create a day-for-night scene, especially when the finished result has ro be vignetted to a white page."
1205 — 39 x 20 cm (15.5 7.8 ins)
For the Hamlyn Book of Horror, In 1920 two boys found in India had been brought up by wolves.