Description: Vintage 1983 Edmund Dulac Fairy Tale Lithographs For Hans Andersen’s ‘The Mermaid’ and ‘The Garden of Paradise’
Beautiful illustrations from Edmund Dulac, gleaned from a damaged 1983 reference book on children’s book illustrators. Dulac’s original works were published in the 1911 edition of ‘Stories From Hans Christian Andersen’.
The stories and captions are -
‘The Fairy dropped her shimmering garment, drew back the branches, and a moment after was hidden within their depths.’ [ from ‘The Garden of Paradise’]
‘The Mermaid King had been for many years a widower, but his old mother kept house for him; she was a clever woman, but so proud of her noble birth that she wore twelve oysters on her tail, while other grandees were only allowed six.’ – [from ‘The Mermaid’]
The heavy, 2-sided paper is smooth and clean and the lithography is clear and bold. The paper measures 8.25″ x 11″ (21×28 cm) and both illustrations are enormously frame-worthy. The paper is heavy and has no tears, folds, creases, or marks – altogether a gorgeous paper!
Perfect for your card and tag creations, for your scrap book page making, collage and decoupage … either image would be perfect to frame and gift for the new baby’s or your young reader’s room.
You are purchasing an original 1983 paper and it does not have watermarks. I will send this to you flat, protected, by USPS 1st Class Mail.
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Inspiration/Story Behind This Product
Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) was one of the great figures from the Golden Age of Illustration. Born in Toulouse, France, Dulac was artistically inclined from adolescence. He switched from law to art and moved to London where he was in tremendous demand from publishers.
The so-called Golden Age of Illustration spanned over four decades from the 1880s into the 1920s, and saw memorable artistic works in books and magazines from the likes of Dulac, Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielsen, N.C. Wyeth, and others. After World War I ended, demand for illustrated deluxe books tailed off and Dulac moved into other areas of design.
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