Sir Quentin Blake CBE
Recommended framing - 20mm oak. 'There's a kind of magic in you...''
Limited edition prints by one of Britain's most successful illustrators and children's authors. The Official Roald Dahl Collector's Editions, featuring: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Esio Trot, George's Marvellous Medcine, The Twits, the BFG, Danny Champion of the World and the Enormous Crocodile.
We are delighted to launch a new series of Quentin Blake's illustrations of Roald Dahl's immortal stories.
Each edition is approved by Quentin Blake, strictly limited in number, embossed with the official Collector's Edition blind stamp and numbered in pencil.
Just say the name Quentin Blake and a smile is already playing around the corners of your mouth. His first drawings were published in Punch when he was 16. He has illustrated nearly 300 books with writers such as Russell Hoban, Joan Aiken, Michael Rosen, John Yeoman and, most famously of all, Roald Dahl. He has also illustrated classic books for adults, and created his own characters such as Mister Magnolia and Mrs Armitage. For many years he taught at the Royal College of Art , where he was head of the Illustration Department from 1978 to 1986. He has won many awards and prizes, and was made an OBE in 1988 and a CBE in 2005 for services to children's literature. According to The Guardian, he was 'already a national institution' when he was appointed the first Children's Laureate in 1999. Quentin Blake was knighted in the Queen's 2013 New Year's Honours List - "Quite a nice 80th birthday present!" he commented....
“I like the characters (I draw) and I feel close to all of them. I try to imagine how it would be to be like them as I draw.” Quentin Blake
“His style is so alive that you feel every line is electric.” Emma Chichester Clark
“There is no-one to touch him.” Roald Dahl.
Roald Dahl was born in Wales 1916, to Norwegian parents. After a distinguished career as a fighter pilot and diplomat during the Second World War, Roald Dahl settled down to become a fulltime author; first writing popular stories for adults; then, later, retelling many of the stories he made up at bedtime for his own children .
The first book Roald Dahl and illustrator Quentin Blake worked upon together was THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE. Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake soon became firm friends, cementing one of the most eye-catching and distinctive collaborations in children’s literature. Roald Dahl died in 1990. His work has been published in over 40 languages and today is considered one of the world's greatest ever children's authors.
The standard framing is double-mounted in a high-quality one-inch square plain oak, protected with clear wax.
Please note that shipping costs of framed pictures sent overseas are quite expensive - you may prefer to order prints unframed and then frame locally. The mounted / matted prints (unframed option) are available for worldwide orders.
NB Prints are fully approved by Quentin Blake, blindstamped and numbered, but not signed. A certificate of authenticity is included with each.
All images in this gallery are Copyright RDNL / QB 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. Strictly no reproduction without permission.
Alternative framing - please email if you prefer the white framed option.
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