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Enid Blyton Bible Pictures

Postby deepeabee » 24 Apr 2017, 18:15

I have a box of bible pictures (I've had them since Ithe 1980s but they were given to me by someone who had been teaching Sunday School since the 50s or 60s)) that I'm sure weren't done by Enid but they have no artists name. There are (or should be) 30 Old Testament and 30 New Testament. I'm not sure why they are called The Enid Blyton Bible Pictures but they are.

Does anyone know anything about these?
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Re: Enid Blyton Bible Pictures

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 24 Apr 2017, 19:30

They're often known as "Bible plates" and were done in the 1940s-50s to accompany Bible stories retold by Enid Blyton. The teacher would put the relevant picture up on the wall so children could look at it while listening to the story or answering questions about it.

I think we know the illustrator(s) but I can't remember offhand.
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Re: Enid Blyton Bible Pictures

Postby deepeabee » 24 Apr 2017, 21:29

Thank you both. :)


On close inspection there is a name on the paintings - John Turner.
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