Jill Murphy (biography)Medium:
Pencil on Acid-free BoardSize:
6" x 7" (165mm x 190mm)Date:
Signed by artist bottom left in illustrationThis is the Signed unique original Pencil drawing by Jill Murphy.
A beautiful signed colour pencil original by highly acclaimed children's book author and illustrator Jill Murphy. A cat gazes at the full moon shining over a country cottage.
This page appeared in Murphy's first ever picture book, 'Peace At Last', published 1980. The book tells the story of Mr Bear who is desperate for sleep but simply can't doze off due to all kinds of noises in the house, including Mrs Bear's snoring, the ticking clock, the animals outside - Mr. Bear even tries sleeping in the car to get his rest, but to no avail.
This Classic picture book was Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and proved that Jill Murphy was not only a brilliant storyteller (having already gained repute for her first fiction book 'The Worst Witch' in 1974), but also as a brilliant illustrator.
Jill Murphy's books have stood the test of time and have now been read by several generations again and again all around the world.
Murphy has been commended, shortlisted and won a plethora of book awards including The Smarties Prize, Kate Greenaway Medal, Children's Book Award and the Gateshead Gold Award to name just a few.
This illustration board has been professionally matted ready for framing. Professionally matted ready for framing.