shelley wilkinson · 22 December 2020 at 5:04 am

I have been very lucky to purchase – on ebay, of all places, an original painting by Anne Grahame Johnstone. It is of a Fifer. Just a lone figure with no back ground. No history was known about this painting, just the date of when it was painted, 1974.
I would be interested to know if it is an illustration from one of her books, I only have a few and cannot see it in any of these.
My father used to trace the twins illustrations for me to colour when I was a child so i’m thrilled to own it!
Could I supply a photo somehow?
Thank you for your time, I hope you safe and well under the current circumstances.

    Daisy · 22 December 2020 at 5:45 am

    Oh, how wonderful! I’ll shoot you an email so you can send through a photo and I’ll see if I can help 🙂

      Anne Craig · 4 March 2021 at 12:45 am

      I received a lovely Anne Grahame Johnstone painting today, from eBay. Its titled “Mary finds the Secret Garden”. I’ve been collecting Grahame Johnstone books since the 1970’s. I was impressed by your database of all the books. You had one I’ve never seen, the “Tales from Animal Land”, and I’ve been looking out for the Olympic book, on and off for years! I have a few of their paintings, including the Woodcutter one, and some Bill and Ben pics.

        Daisy · 3 April 2021 at 7:24 pm

        Hi Anne! Apologies for the late response – there was an issue with my website alerting me to new comments. Your book and painting collection sounds wonderful – it’s so lovely to “meet” another collector! I could email you some scans from the Olympic book if you’d like? (I have only ever seen it in a library, I don’t have a copy myself either.) The images are in b&w, but it’s always so exciting to find new work! Someone posted on here that they were sure they had seen a Robin Hood book printed from the Finding Out magazines, but I’ve never seen that – have you? Warmest wishes, Dx

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