Vintage Classroom Poster - Number 84 - Hedgehogs & Dormice - Kay Nixon
These vintage classroom posters date from 1938 and are from a series created by Enid Blyton in collaboration with a number of well known illustrators of the day. They were designed as talking points to be used in infant school classrooms. They conjure up the era perfectly; filled with children and nature subjects all in the styles and colours of the period.
This is another one by Kay Nixon. If you like her distinctive style and use of colour then have a look at her other images - they look great in a display together. Try Cows & Calf, Sheep, The Cornfield and A Day at the Zoo - all in the shop.
The posters have crisp, clear colours and are printed on heavy white paper. Most have signs of wear and marks around the edges but the central images are all in good condition. They have been stored flat which has protected the image and means no creases.
They look fantastic framed up and on display in both children's and adult rooms.
Overall size is 52cm x 40cm. Image size 42cm x 30cm.
Winter Sleepers - Hedgehogs & Dormice is by Kay Nixon. Nixon was a talented British animal illustrator who lived in India for 25 years, where she illustrated for the Time of India Press, designed 30 nature posters for the Indian State Railways and painted horse portraits and a mural of wild ducks for the Bombay Natural History Museum. After returning to England, she wrote and illustrated numerous children's animal stories and painted animal portraits.