Jill Murphy (biography)Medium:
Mixed Media on PaperSize:
17" x 12" (440mm x 305mm)Date:
Signed by the Artist in pen lower rightThis is the Signed unique original Mixed Media art by Jill Murphy.
This is the original signed artwork created by Jill Murphy for the endpapers of her first ever picture book: the highly acclaimed Peace at Last
, published in 1980.
This charming painting was created using colour pencils and gouache.
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 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 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, the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Children's Book Award and the Gateshead Gold Award to name just a few.
After Jill Murphy's recent passing, these signed end papers are ever more poignant.Click for larger image ...
Jill Murphy signature