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Eileen Alice Soper

  1905 - 1990
 
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The Sampler

The Sampler   1922

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

£345



Bedtime

Bedtime   1922

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

£420



In School I sold

In School I   1924

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

SOLD



The Photographer’s Scottie

The Photographer’s Scottie   1924

Original etching.

A particularly clear trial proof impression printed under considerable pressure. One of only 5 signed proofs in the fifth and final state, aside from the normal edition.

£325



The Photographer’s Scottie sold

The Photographer’s Scottie   1924

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

SOLD



The Boat Swing sold

The Boat Swing   1924

Original drypoint.

Superb signed proof impression with the fresh drypoint burr printing strong and rich. From the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins. In its original mount carrying the rose blindstamp dated 1924.

SOLD



Netball

Netball   c.1923

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

£345



Marbles

Marbles   c.1923

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

£315



Tobogganing

Tobogganing   1925

Original drypoint.

Superb signed proof impression with exceptionally rich drypoint burr. From the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

£650



The Giant Stride sold

The Giant Stride   1921

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression from the only published edition,
as issued by H.C. Dickins in 1921.

SOLD



The Go-Cart Race sold

The Go-Cart Race   1923

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

SOLD



Leap Frog sold

Leap Frog   1921

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins. With the rose blindstamp dated 1921.

SOLD



Blowing Bubbles sold

Blowing Bubbles   1924

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

SOLD



Skipping

Skipping   1921

Original etching.

An exceptionally strong impression from the only published edition of 105 signed proofs, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

£315



Hop Scotch sold

Hop Scotch   1923

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins. Printed with carefully wiped plate tone.

SOLD



11 a.m.: Playtime sold

11 a.m.: Playtime   1922

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins in 1922.

SOLD



La Barrière Cassée sold

La Barrière Cassée   1921

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

SOLD



Tiddlers sold

Tiddlers   1921

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

SOLD



Patience

Patience   c.1923

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

£325



The Chipmunk

The Chipmunk   1924

Original etching.

Exceptionally strong signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

£325



Balloons

Balloons   1923

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins. In its original mount carrying the rose blindstamp dated 1923.

£295



The Hurt Paw sold

The Hurt Paw   1923

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins. With the rose blindstamp dated 1923.

SOLD



Follow My Leader sold

Follow My Leader   c.1923

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

SOLD



A Bracing Morning

A Bracing Morning   1925

Original drypoint.

Superb signed proof impression with rich drypoint burr, from the only published edition as issued by H.C. Dickins.

£325



Over the Hills sold

Over the Hills   1924

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins.

SOLD



The Donkey Race sold

The Donkey Race   1924

Original drypoint.

Superb signed proof impression with exceptionally rich drypoint burr. From the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins. In its original mount carrying the rose blindstamp dated 1924.

SOLD



Stop Thief!

Stop Thief!   1926

Original etching.

Excellent, strong impression. One of only 26 signed proofs in the final state,
prior to the projected edition of 75 unsigned impressions.

£320



The Three Wees sold

The Three Wees   1918-21

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression.
One of only ten signed proofs in the final state, prior to the only published edition.
The published edition of 124 unsigned impressions was issued by H.C. Dickins in 1921.

SOLD

 

Eileen Alice Soper made her first etching at the age of only thirteen, in 1918. When her etched work was first exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts summer exhibition in 1921, the sixteen year old Eileen attracted immediate attention and her future success was assured. Childhood was to be Eileen Alice Soper’s constant theme – children at play being the particular subject of her charming etchings. Over the next ten years she produced around 160 original etchings, the popularity of which has endured to the present day.

In 1929 Wallace L. DeWolf, the President of the Print Committee at the Art Institute of Chicago, arranged for the entire collection of Eileen Alice Soper’s work to date to be purchased for the Art Institute's permanent collection.

Eileen Soper's last etched works were produced at the beginning of the 1930’s, after which she moved from treating children as her subject to making them her public, turning to illustrating the famous childrens’ books of Enid Blyton. [more]