“James… and the Cloud-Men”

"James and the Giant Peach"

‘Once, as they drifted silently past a massive white cloud, they saw on the top of it a group of strange, tall, wispy–looking things that were about twice the height of ordinary men… “Ssshh!” James whispered back. “Don’t let them hear you! They must be Cloud–Men!”‘

Lane Smith
James and the Giant Peach with the Cloud–Men
pencil and wash with white bodycolour
signed with initials
Image size: 18.5 by 11.5 cm

See note to previous lot.

In order to escape from the sharks James asks the Silkworm to make threads for the seagulls to carry the peach away like a balloon.