Autumnal Scene with Fairy & Blackberries
An autumnal folklore scene with a fairy, dressed in blue, sat amid the visible roots of a silver birch tree, holding a delicious-looking blackberry. The leaves are begininning to turn on the branches above her head. A watercolour painting by Malcolm Greenwmith set in a circular floral border.
© Mary Evans/Malcolm Greensmith
Auburn, Autumn, Autumnal, Birch, Black Berry, Blackberries, Border, Circular, Fairies, Fairy, Fiaryland, Flora, Floral, Folk, Folk Lore, Gossamer, Greensmith, Historical, History, Holding, Holds, Leaf, Leaves, Little, Malcolm, Ripe, Ripening, Roots, Seasons, Seated, Silver, Sprite, Tree, Wings
A Piper of Dreams
Child-like piper in a fantastic, moonlit snowy landscape, surrounded by fairies, pixies and cupids. The 'illuminated' border shows various Christmas and nursery characters and motifs.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
1935, Child, Christmas, Cupids, Dreams, Fairies, Historical, History, Landscape, Moon Lit, Motifs, Number, Piper, Pixies, Snowy
Scene from Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream
A scene from Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Act II, Scene ii), in which Puck drops a love potion into the sleeping Titania's eyes, so that she will fall in love with the first creature she sees on waking (a neat trick thought up by her husband Oberon).
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Act, Asleep, Athens, Comedy, Creature, D Ream, Dropping, Eyes, Fairies, Fairy, Fall, Goodfellow, Historical, History, Husband, Ii, King, Love, Magic, Mid Summer, Night, Nights, Oberon, Play, Plays, Potion, Puck, Queen, Robin, Scene, Shakespeare, Sleep, Sleeping, Solstice, Summer, Theatre, Titania, Trick, Victim, Waking, Wife, Wood