Collectors Edition size 595
Image Size 200x190 mm
Mounted Size 350x350 mm
Official Collector’s Limited Edition Illustrative Gicléé Print by Quentin Blake
A wonderful illustration from the classic book 'Matilda' written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake
Each print is beautifully presented in an attractive off-white double mount complete with Artist Information, Certificate of Authenticity and is individually hand-numbered and hand embossed as an authentication of quality
Blake is beyond brilliant. He is anarchic, moral, infinitely subversive, sometimes vicious, socially acute, sparse when he has to be, exuberantly lavish in the details when he feels like it. He can tell wonderful stories without a single word, but his partnership with Roald Dahl was made in heaven. Or somewhere. The diabolic ingenuity of Dahl came into its own only when he wrote for children. In conjunction with Blake, there was a kind of alchemy. I've never met a child who didn't love Quentin Blake. -
"I draw every day - unless I'm being interviewed," Blake told the BBC. "What is nice is to have different kinds of things to do.Blake began working with Dahl after a meeting in 1975 set up by theirpublisher."By that point, Dahl had already published some of his most famous works including James and The Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Mr Fox.Blake began working with Dahl after a meeting in 1975 set up by their publisher. "Initially I was rather apprehensive because he was a big chap and very famous, but it was a relationship that worked," said Blake.
The 80-year-old's most recent collaboration has been with comic actor and writer David Walliams. They first worked together on Walliams' debut children's novel The Boy in the Dress, which was published in 2008. He admitted he was initially apprehensive about working with the Little Britain co-creator. "I was also worried it would have loads of projectile vomiting," he said, "but I wanted to do it as soon as I read it."