Images to Tell a Story
Marianne Stokes - Aucassin and Nicolette
This illustration is one of my favorite posts from 2011. Find it at Art of Narrative on Facebook.
Kay Nielsen ~ The Twelve Dancing Princesses ~ In Powder and Crinoline ~ Hodder & Stoughton ~ 1913
"Don’t drink!" cried out the little Princess, springing to her feet; "I would rather marry a gardener!"
Edmund Dulac ~ Drop-Of-Crystal was too Busy to Speak ~ Fairies I Have Met ~ 1910 ~ via Art of Narrative on Facebook
The Fair St George - John Gilbert - 1881
Edmund Dulac ~ But Nicolette One Night Escaped ~ Edmund Dulac’s Picture-Book for the French Red Cross ~ c1916 ~ from Art of Narrative on Facebook ~ If you enjoy golden age illustration from classic fairy tales, and the best in golden age artists & illustrators, please “like” my new Facebook page, Art of Narrative, to receive notification of new blog posts, and links to high resolution originals.
Spring’s Promise - Marjorie Miller ~1925
'Dick Whittington and his cat' by Charles Robinson, ca 1930.


Description: 'Dick Whittington and His Cat' is an English folk tale… It tells of a poor boy in the 14th century who becomes a wealthy merchant and eventually the Lord Mayor of London because of the ratting abilities of his cat. Source
Perseus and Andromeda by Gustave Moreau c. 1870 oil on panel
Bristol City Museums and Art Gallery
Beatrice Goldsmith ‘Watching the Fairies’ 1925 watercolour on paper by Plum leaves on Flickr.
 Beatrice Goldsmith [English artist 1895-1947] Click image for 886 x 719 size.
Womanhood (1925) by Thomas Edwin Mostyn
Odilon Redon, Yellow Tree Against a Yellow Background 1901
William Henry Margetson - The Lady of the House
Harpist. Greek Virgins series (1900). Raphael Kirchner (Austrian, Art Nouveau, 1876-1917). Publisher Theodor Stroefer. Lithograph with metallic pigment on card stock. Postcard.
Kirchner produced over a thousand published paintings and drawings, mostly in the form of picture postcards. Kirchner’s often mildly erotic paintings of feminine beauty, in convenient postcard and magazine page form, were among the early pin-ups favored by European and American soldiers in WW I.