Eileen Alice Soper (1905 - 1990)

Lot 343: SOPER, Eileen Alice (1905-90). Oil on canvas board of two Impalas in the Veld, signed to lower right and framed; and a watercolour landscape titled 'Near Rye', signed and titled to lower right, mounted and framed. Plus a copy of Duff Hart-Davis' book 'Wildings - the Secret Garden of Eileen Soper', 1991.Eileen A Soper (daughter of the engraver, etcher and illustrator George Soper) was a noted etcher and illustrator, excelling in the depiction of children, and the animals that visited and colonised the large wildlife sanctuary that her father had created [see the book 'Wildings' by Duff Hart-Davis included with this lot]. As an illustrator she collaborated most notably with Enid Blyton, illustrating the entire series of Famous Five adventures and a vast range of other books, in addition to twenty-three books about nature or anthropomorphic subjects which were written and illustrated by Soper. She was founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists (1964) and elected a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters (1972). (3)

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Description: SOPER, Eileen Alice (1905-90). Oil on canvas board of two Impalas in the Veld, signed to lower right and framed; and a watercolour landscape titled 'Near Rye', signed and titled to lower right, mounted and framed. Plus a copy of Duff Hart-Davis' book 'Wildings - the Secret Garden of Eileen Soper', 1991.Eileen A Soper (daughter of the engraver, etcher and illustrator George Soper) was a noted etcher and illustrator, excelling in the depiction of children, and the animals that visited and colonised the large wildlife sanctuary that her father had created [see the book 'Wildings' by Duff Hart-Davis included with this lot]. As an illustrator she collaborated most notably with Enid Blyton, illustrating the entire series of Famous Five adventures and a vast range of other books, in addition to twenty-three books about nature or anthropomorphic subjects which were written and illustrated by Soper. She was founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists (1964) and elected a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters (1972). (3)
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