Charles III, King (1948 –       )

A very interesting and amusing original drawing by King Charles III, accomplished as a child, circa 1957. The young prince has drawn a detailed image, using various colour pencils, of a bearded man wearing a captain’s peaked cap, pulling a pint of bear and holding a piece of paper on which the word ‘Master’ is written. Beneath the tankard of beer is the label ‘Hair Restorer’.

Charles has signed his name boldly. at the top of the 7.5″ X 8.5″ sheet. To the reverse, he has written ‘Papa’ in different colour pencils, indicating that the drawing was more than likely gifted to his father. Prince Philip did indeed sport a beard in 1957, and travelled the world on HMY Brittania.

A terrific son-to-father joke encapsulated on a page. A horizontal central fold, otherwise in very fine condition. An extraordinary item.