This is another of my sweet etchings by Eileen Soper.
This one shows two wee children playing in the snow - they are sliding down a steep hill. They are sledging in a toboggan. Two more sledges are seen at the top of the hill getting ready to make their descent.
The artist has excelled at showing the speed of the sledge as it races down the slope. The children's hair and scarf are blown back with the speed of the descent.
The etching is by Eileen Soper - who was famed for these delicate etchings showing scenes from childhood.
Soper was an etcher and illustrator of children's and wildlife books. She produced a series of charming etchings mainly of children playing and illustrated books for other writers, most notably for Enid Blyton on the Famous Five Books.
Some of her illustrations of children and animals were used in a china series for children by Paragon China in the 1930s.
Her father was the celebrated printmaker George Soper - please see my other works by him in my Iconic Edinburgh online store.
This fine print by Eileen Soper - with lots of velvety drypoint work. It is signed in the lower margin in pencil, as photographed.
It dates to the year 1925 and comes from the only published edition of this print. It one of her most sought after works which is reflected in my asking price for this one. Specialist print dealers have much higher ticket prices on this Soper.
The image measures: 20 x 15 cm. The frame size is 39 x 33 cm
This antique print is in nice clean condition - and comes with a fine gold gilt frame. All ready to hang straight on your wall.
I love the original gold frame on this work: with its little embossed decorations in the gilding, all around - as photographed.
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