London, South Kensington
16 July 1999
Quentin Saxby Blake (b. 1932)
In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
To everybody it was plain
That Piggy had a massive brain.
He worked out sums inside his head,
There was no book he hadn't read,
He knew what made an aeroplane fly,
He knew how engines worked and why.
He knew all this, but in the end
One question drove him round the bend:
He simply couldn't puzzle out
What LIFE was really all about.
signed 'Quentin Blake'
pen and black ink and watercolour
7 x 9in. (19.7 x 24.8cm.)
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