It is said that it took Hall Thorpe one year to cut all 15 (!) blocks for his most famous print "the Country Bunch" but I think this Flowers and Fruit took at least that number of blocks counting colors.
This is the cover picture of a picture book: "a painting book for children" titled Flowers and Fruit edited by Blackie. I photoshopped the front page words off to create the first picture (and fool you).
The book contains 12 flower designs and 12 fruit desings in color and 12 + 12 "to paint in" outlined copies. And plenty of blank pages. Also some good advice on colour and painting is given to the little artists. I don't know if he made this painting for the book or Blackie used an existing painting.
You easliy recognize Hall Thorpe's style in the designs. I think it is from the 1930's. You'll find them in his woodblock prints all over. The bluebells, cowslips, and marigolds. Amazingly one such book was offered and sold on EBay recently and there was some serious bidding going on. It sold at a shocking price. I think more copies will have survived that are "unspoiled" by childrens ambitions. And are cheaper. Mine certainly was and was never touched by a young artist.
See also my other Blog postings on John Hall Thorpe's flower prints .