These vintage school prints by Eileen Soper for Enid Blyton are beautiful and nostalgic, with soft colours and detailed portrayals of the natural world.
Number 15 - The Dandelion Clocks
This print depicts children playing at telling the time with dandelion seeds. In the front of the print is a detailed drawing of the plant and a cabbage white butterfly. Like all of Soper's illustrations, these are accurately depicted and very charming. It's number 15in a series of Enid Blyton Nature Prints for schools that were available in the 1950's. Eileen Soper's signature is visable in the bottom right of the print. Some of these prints have slightly odd titles! This is because they were each linked to an Enid Blyton story that the teacher read to the class. The titles are taken from the stories.
There is a thick black border around the print and the condition within it is very good. The colours are bright and clear and there are no tears or creases.There are a few of these in the shop, they look lovely framed up and displayed together.
Overall size 53.5cm x 43.5cm. Image size 48cm x 38cm.