In 1946 two series of artworks were commisioned by School Prints Ltd. They were original hand-drawn colour lithographs editioned in large numbers to be sold cheaply to schools in order to bring the children into direct contact with real works of art. The artists that were approached enthusiastically depicted a world of reassuring familiarity, nowhere is there any reference to the devastation of the war. The drawn frame around each picture meant it could be pinned directly to the classroom wall. Some are of exceptional quality, especially the works by John Nash, John Tunnard, L.S. Lowry and Henry Moore. They epitomise the atmosphere of post-war optimism that culminated in the Festival of Britain. Now sixty years on, it is remarkable to find surviving original stock of these splendid prints.