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Eileen Alice Soper

1905 - 1990

The Giant Stride by Eileen Alice Soper

The Giant Stride   1921

  Original etching.
Signed in pencil.
Beetles/Wootton 19
S 150 x 235 mm; P & I 110 x 188 mm
Very fine signed proof impression from the only published edition, as issued by H.C. Dickins in 1921.

The Giant Stride displays all of the freshness and vitality which makes Eileen Soper’s original etchings of children at riotous times of play stand apart from the work of other artists. This was one of the works which heralded a decade during which Eileen Soper was totally absorbed with etching. Her 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.

On cream wove paper with full margins and deckle edge. Very good original condition.