468: A numbered Official Collector’s Edition print of Matilda from Quentin Blake’s original book illustration.



ITEM: Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’. A numbered Official Collector’s Edition print from Quentin Blake’s original book illustration.


DETAILS:  A mounted print from SOLD OUT Official Collector’s Edition range. Number 441/595. Taken from Sir Quentin Blake’s original book illustration for Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book ‘Matilda’. Roald Dahl quotation “ ‘ Who taught you to read, Matilda?’ Miss Honey asked. ‘I sort of taught myself. Miss Honey.’ “ Mounted in a quality conservation mount complete with Certificate of Authenticity. Print embossed with collection seal and numbered in pencil.


BIO: Offered by the publisher Aquarelle Publishing Ltd.

Roald Dahl was born in Wales 1916, to Norwegian parents. After a  distinguished career as a fighter pilot and diplomat during the Second World War, he settled down to become a fulltime author; first writing popular stories for adults; then, later, retelling many of the stories he made up at  bedtime for his own children.

The first book Roald Dahl and illustrator Quentin Blake worked upon together was The Enormous Crocodile. The two soon became firm friends, cementing one of the most eye-catching and distinctive collaborations in children’s literature. Roald Dahl died in 1990. His work has been published in over 40 languages and today is considered a modern classic.

Quentin Blake was born in 1932 and has drawn ever since he can remember. His first drawing was published in ‘Punch’ when he was just 16.  He has always made his living as an illustrator, as well as teaching for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. His books have won numerous prizes and awards. In 1999 he was appointed the first ever Children’s Laureate, Quentin Blake was created CBE in 2005 and received a knighthood for ‘services to illustration’, in 2013.


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