Boris Johnson: ‘Descendant’ of Basel mummy

The Boris Johnson mummy story made me chuckle today, so much so that today’s artwork was inspired by that very story.

From an article by Imogen Foulkes on the BBC news website, according to scientists in the Swiss city of Basel, they have solved the mystery over the identity of a mummified woman.

I don’t know why it made me smile so much, but when I read that their research had revealed the woman is the great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother of UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, I knew exactly what I’d be painting.

You can own Basel Boris here.

Basel Boris

Basel Boris, 2018. Acrylic and pencil on paper. 29.7 x 21cm