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illustration to a fairy tale of brothers the Grimm "The Valiant Little Tailor" (Arthur Rackham)

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Arthur Rackham - Fantasy Illustrator and one of the first children's books artists along with Beatrix Potter.

"Hawthorn Tree" Artist Arthur Rackham - In Celtic lore the fairies had an affinity for the Hawthorn which was one of the Three Sacred Trees, along with Oak & Ash. To this day in Ireland & Wales there are those who make hawthorn wreaths to leave out either for the fairies or for angels.

The Hawthorn Tree, Arthur Rackham. English Illustrator A sacred tree of the fea

Butterfly winged fairy by Arthur Rackham "How now spirit whither wander you?" (detail) ~ Note the dotted butterfly markings on her hem th...

Arthur Rackham - Puck to Titania's fairy: "How now spirit! wither wander you?" - A Midsummer-Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, 1908 (Butterfly winged fairy detail)

"Bear the changeling child to my bower in fairy land" (larger study) by Arthur Rackham by Plum leaves

From Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream │ "Bear the changeling child to my bower in fairy land" (larger study), watercolour, pen and ink - Arthur Rackham

Jack Frost - The Allies' Fairy Book, 1916 by Arthur Rackham

✽ arthur rackham - 'art thou warm, maiden? art thou warm, pretty one?' - frost - the allies' fairy book - 1916

From the tale The Four Clever Brothers. 'They found the Princess still on the rock, but the dragon was asleep with his head on her lap''. Illustration by Arthur Rackham from the book 'Snowdrop and Other Tales'

Snowdrop and Other Tales - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, originally published in contains a collection of classic fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm

Som say, no evil thing that walks by night / In fog, or fire, by lake or moorish fen,... “Comus” (1921) illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Some say no evil thing that walks by night In fog, or fire, by lake or moorish fen, Blew leager hag or stubborn unlaid ghost That breaks its magic chains at curfeu time; No goblin, or swart faery of.

Arthur Rackham, from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

An Arthur Rackham illustration from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

A simple life

A simple life

1911 Snow White illustration

1911 Snow White illustration