The gang’s all here - with a quack-quack here and a moo-moo there!
Ever since I’ve been collecting antiques to paint, I’ve been bringing home “Papa’s toys” for my seven grandchildren too. I’m a particular pushover for lovely old pull-toys from the 1950s with their wooden bodies, lithographed paper coverings, and fun noises and movements.
In E.I.E.I.O., I lined up all of the best farm toys in the collection and added a cheerful farmer, E-I-E-I-O blocks, and and a vintage egg carton to round out the scene.
These toys are all from the era when plastics were just starting to come into use - bits of plastic were used for a few components, but the bulk of the toy is wood and metal. In terms of the noises they make, the engineering is marvelous. There are no electronics or batteries - all noises are made with springs and bits of wood rubbing together. The Mother Goose toy is the best - she honks and waddles!
- All Richard Hall prints are limited edition and hand-signed and numbered by the artist.
All of our prints are finished with a coating that protects the print and enhances light-fastness; we use the highest quality pigmented inks with an estimated lifetime of 118 years.
Canvas giclées: Edition of 50 (for all sizes), signed and numbered on the back of the piece. Archivally mounted or stretched and hand-coated with protectant. Framed canvas giclées are hand-framed in our studio with an espresso-colored frame with gold-tone lip. Unframed canvas giclées should not be framed with glass.
Paper giclées: Edition of 250 for 12” x 16” sizes; edition of 125 for 18” x 24”. Printed on high-quality, acid-free paper and comes with a hand-cut mat that fits into a standard-size frame. We recommend that you use a frame with glass to ensure longevity of your paper print.