The Happy Prince
Inspired by “The Happy Prince” from “The Fairy Stories of Oscar Wilde”
Acrylic & water soluble pastel on canvas
Painting size: 49.5 x 60cm
Surrounded in a distressed silver frame, size: 54 x 64cm
“I am covered with fine gold,” said the Prince “you must take it off, leaf by leaf, and give it to my poor; the living always think that gold can make them happy.”
Leaf after leaf of the fine gold the Swallow picked off, till the Happy Prince looked quite dull and grey. Leaf after leaf of the fine gold he brought to the poor, and the children’s faces grew rosier, and they laughed and played games in the street. “We have bread now!” they cried.
From “The Happy Prince”