original cartoon artwork depicting Sir Edward Heath as leader of the Conservative Party during a seaside conference week, either Brighton or Blackpool, sitting on a deckchair in a striped blazer, confronted by a pantheon of past Tory Grandees, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Anthony Eden and Sir Harold Macmillan, who reads to the others from an open book in his hand, ‘The Middle Way, Chapter 1’.
Richard Willson (1939-2011) began as a cartoonist for The Observer in 1968, before moving to The Times and Sunday Times in the early 1970s. His popular and distinctive work also frequently appeared in The Spectator, Washington Post, New Statesman, and New Scientist,
pen and black ink on overlapping layers of draughtsman paper, 490 x 400 mm. (19 1/4 x 15 3/4 in), signed lower right,