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1921 PETER PAN and the Lost Boys DOUBLESIDED Print for Framing

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This is a delightful double-sided print from a 1990s facsimile book of a 1921 version of J. M. BARRIE's classic PETER PAN, illustrated by MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL. The print is in full colour and shows the Lost Boys running from the pirates. On the verso (reverse side) is an image of the Peter Pan guarding the Wendy House, fairies surround him.

The captions read:
"Starkey sighted Nibs disappearing through the woods."
&
"Peter kept watch."

The print is in excellent vintage condition, and very bright. It measures 23 cm (9 inches) x 18 cm (7 inches). It would be lovely framed in a child's nursery or used in a scrapbooking or altered art project.

Some more information on Mabel Lucie Attwell (Wikipedia.com):
Atwell was born in Mile End, London, 4 June 1879,[1] the sixth child of butcher Augustus Atwell and his wife Emily Ann. She was educated privately and at the Coopers' Company School and at the Regent Street school. She studied at Heatherley's and St Martin's School of Art, and but left to develop her own interest in imaginary subjects, disliking the emphasis on still-life drawing and classical subjects.[1]

After she sold work to the Tatler and Bystander, she was taken on by the agents Francis and Mills, leading to a long and consistently successful career. In 1908, she married painter and illustrator Harold Cecil Earnshaw (d. 1937) with whom she had a daughter, Marjorie, and two sons. She died at her home in Fowey, Cornwall, in 1964, after which her business was carried on by her daughter, Marjorie.

Mabel Lucie Attwell's initial career was founded on magazine illustration, which she continued throughout her life, but around 1900 she began receiving commissions for book illustration, notably for W & R Chambers and the Raphael House Library of Gift Books. Her early works were somewhat derivative of the style of artists such as her friend Hilda Cowham, Jessie Willcox Smith, John Hassall, and the Heath Robinson brothers. From 1914 onwards, however, she developed her trademark style of sentimentalized rotund cuddly infants, which became ubiquitous across a wide range of markets: cards, calendars, nursery equipment and pictures, crockery and dolls. In 1921, J.M. Barrie personally requested her to illustrate the gift-book edition of Peter Pan. The Lucie Attwell Annual was published from 1922 to 1974, its continuance ten years after her death being made possible by extensive re-use of images, a practice established in 1920s picture books of her work.

1921 PETER PAN and the Lost Boys DOUBLESIDED Print for Framing

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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: paper, printed paper
  • Ships worldwide from Dunedin, New Zealand
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