Images to Tell a Story
Natural Magic - Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale - 1870
Kay Nielsen ~ Rosanie or The Inconstant Prince ~ In Powder and Crinoline ~ Hodder & Stoughton ~ 1913
"I have had such a terrible dream," she declared. "… a pretty bird swooped down, snatched it from my hands and flew away with it."
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John Bauer ~ The Princess in the Forest ~ via
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Harry Clarke ~ The Year’s at the Spring ~ Title Page Decoration ~ 1920 ~ via
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Harry Clarke ~ The Year’s at the Spring ~ Page Decoration ~ 1920 ~ via
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Annie French ~ The Young Artist
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Dorothy Lathrop ~ Old Man of the Sea ~ A Little Boy Lost ~ 1920
He in turn, leaning over the rock stared back into Martin’s face with his immense fishy eyes.
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Art by Willy Pogany (1927) from LADIES HOME JOURNAL
Edmund Dulac ~ The Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales From the Old French ~ 1910 ~ via Myth & Moor

"Fairy stories are related to dreams, which are maybe most people’s first experience of unreal narrative, and to myths. Realism is related to explanations and orderings — the tale of the man in the bar who tells you the story of his life, the historian who explains the decisions of generals and the decline of economies. Great novels, I believe, always draw on both ways of telling, both ways of seeing. But because realism is agnostic and sceptical, human and reasonable, I have always felt it was what I ought to do. And yet my impulse to write came, and I know it, from years of reading myths and fairy tales under the bedclothes, from the delights and freedoms and terrors of worlds and creatures that never existed.”  — A.S. Byatt
From “As Necessary as Breathing and Sleeping" on Myth & Moor.
The art above is “Snowdrop and the Seven Little Men” by John D. Batten.