The thief and his king (book illustration), 1980s signed 'Wenzel' (lower center) and titled (on the reverse) watercolor and ink on paper 7 3/4 x 7 1/2in
Note: David Wenzel is an illustrator best known for his visualization of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit in a graphic novel format. Inspired by mythology, fantasy and folk tales, Wenzel's favorite projects have been the ones that allow him to create characters from his imagination such as this illustration. It was created for the book The Kingdom of the Dwarves in the chapter about Weyland, a dwarf from Nordic mythology.