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 30 - The Brownie And The Ivy
This print shows a hedgerow filled with ivy and all of the creatures that live within. Butterfiles, insects, spiders and, in an inset image, two thrushes eating the berries. It's a lovely, accurate print of the flora and fauna of the countryside. It's number 48 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 bird and countryside themed prints in the series, they look lovely framed up and displayed together. Head to the nature section in the shop for more.
Overall size 53.5cm x 43.5cm. Image size 48cm x 38cm.