Basel Boris


Acrylic on board
8.27 x 11.69 x 0.70 inches;
21 x 29.7 x 1.8 cm (approx)
Initialed ‘MG’ on the front
Signed, titled and dated on the reverse


Basel Boris is an original acrylic painting. It is gloriously rendered in high quality acrylic paint on extra strong 18mm thick MDF board.

The image is a tongue-in-cheek depiction of the recently discovered ancestry of Boris Johnson. The story dates back to 1975 when the mummified body of a woman was uncovered during renovations at Basel’s Barfüsser Church. In the decades since, the identity of the woman had remained somewhat of a mystery until new pioneering DNA testing revealed the woman to be that of Anna Catharina Bischoff – a pastor’s wife who also turns out to be Boris Johnson’s X6 grandmother.

Sold as a painting only, Basel Boris will be an excellent addiction, or indeed the start of a wonderfully quirky art collection.