It’s been an honour collaborating with the Jill Murphy Estate, bringing a collection of prints from the much-loved Bear Family to life for the very first time.
With a snoring Mrs Bear, an excitable Baby Bear and a house full of tapping and dripping and ticking, peace is hard to come by – will Mr Bear ever get a decent night's sleep? In Peace at Last we meet the delightful Bear family for the very first time. Jill Murphy's bestselling classic certainly resonates with tired parents who are all too familiar with the plight of poor Mr Bear…
Jill Murphy’s The Bear Family series of books comprise wonderfully warm and relatable stories, Murphy’s acute observation of family life delighting both children and adults alike. Murphy’s art, each print telling its own story, makes beautiful framed prints for children’s bedrooms or nurseries.
Jill Murphy (1949 – 2021) was born in Surrey. Her father had a talent for drawing that he shared with Jill, regularly slipping illustrated notes into her school lunchbox, and her mother - previously a librarian in the Harrods lending library - had wanted to be a writer and did much to encourage Jill (while still at school Jill made her own library of hand-written and illustrated books to share with her friends).
Murphy’s first success came with the enormously popular The Worst Witch series, which went on to be repeatedly adapted for film, TV and the stage. The Bear Family (beginning with Peace at Last) and the Large Family (beginning with Five Minutes’ Peace) soon followed. Murphy’s picture books were successful both commercially and in terms of critical acclaim, her stories coupled with stunning illustrations reflecting the warmth and mess of family life.
THE PRINT AND FRAME
The print is framed by hand in Cambridgeshire in the UK, using only European sourced PEFC™ and FSC approved woods. Frames are Fine Art Trade Guild accredited which means they meet strict conservation standards and are built to last for generations to come.
We use Clarity+ glazing which is a high-quality acrylic glass alternative, offering high UV resistance which doesn't yellow over time, is not easily scratched and is safe for use in children's bedrooms.
Your framed print will arrive with D-rings and cord already attached, ready to hang right out of the box.
Including the frame, with mount, the medium framed print is 37cm wide and 45cm high.
The medium print itself is 27cm wide and 35cm high.
All dimensions are approximate.