This joyful collection of prints from the classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will delight the imaginations of young and old alike.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory introduces our hero Charlie and the secretive chocolate factory owner Willy Wonka. Mr Wonka opens the gates to his factory to five lucky children, and Charlie is the fifth and final Golden Ticket winner. Beyond the factory doors lies a river of chocolate, edible plants and everlasting gobstoppers.
Appearing everywhere from greetings cards to hospitals and the National Gallery, Blake’s characters have become part of the fabric of British life and are some of the most instantly recognisable images in the world.
Born in London in 1932, Blake’s career as an illustrator started earlier than most, with his first cartoons for Punch appearing when he was just sixteen. Whilst teaching art, both at the Royal College of Art and at the prestigious Lycées Francais de Londres, Blake began illustrating children’s books in 1960 with A Drink of Water.
Since then he has gone on to illustrate more than 300 children’s books, including 18 for Roald Dahl, with whom Quentin has created iconic characters such as the BGF, Matilda and Willy Wonka. Blake’s innovative, seemingly spontaneous style is actually created through painstaking work using a light box to overlay a rough scene with repeated drafts until he is happy with the exact details of expression and interaction.
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 framed print is 41cm wide and 33cm high.
The print itself is 31cm wide and 23cm high.
All dimensions are approximate.