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 53 - The Wonderful Conker
This print shows three children examining a conker which has sprouted. In the background is a lovely country view with a full size Horse Chestnut tree in flower. There is a close up of the conker in the top left. Like all of Soper's illustrations, this is accurately depicted and very charming. It's number 53 in 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.