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Fairytale Collection

Background imageFairytale Collection: Illustration, Sweetheart Roland

Illustration, Sweetheart Roland -- The Maiden fetched the magic wand, and then she took her stepsisters head. Date: 1909

Background imageFairytale Collection: Illustration, The Cat and Mouse in Partnership

Illustration, The Cat and Mouse in Partnership -- The Cat stole away behind the city walls to the church. Date: 1909

Background imageFairytale Collection: Sleeping Beauty by Felix de Gray

Sleeping Beauty by Felix de Gray
Scene from the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty showing the moment when the Prince finds Aurora asleep but looking remarkably perfect considering shes been out like a light for over a hundred years

Background imageFairytale Collection: Poster for Mother Goose

Poster for Mother Goose, advertising a pantomime. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFairytale Collection: Beautiful illustration showing a group of rainbow-hued fairies following a ship sailing

Beautiful illustration showing a group of rainbow-hued fairies following a ship sailing through the clouds. c.1925

Background imageFairytale Collection: Behind the ship by Florence Mary Anderson

Behind the ship by Florence Mary Anderson
Beautiful illustration showing a group of rainbow-hued fairies following a ship sailing through the clouds. c.1925

Background imageFairytale Collection: Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk - original pencil preliminary drawing for children's book by unknown artist

Background imageFairytale Collection: Illustration, Snowdrop

Illustration, Snowdrop -- The Dwarfs, when they came at evening, found Snowdrop lying on the ground quite dead. Date: 1909

Background imageFairytale Collection: Illustration, The Goosegirl

Illustration, The Goosegirl -- Alas! dear Falada, there thou hangest. Date: 1909

Background imageFairytale Collection: Poster for Cinderella at the London Hippodrome, 1900

Poster for Cinderella at the London Hippodrome, 1900
Poster for Cinderella, the first pantomime to be held at the newly-opened London Hippodrome in December 1900. Date: 1901

Background imageFairytale Collection: Jack the Conqueror

Jack the Conqueror. circa 1900

Background imageFairytale Collection: Cinderella and the Glass Slipper

Cinderella and the Glass Slipper. circa 1900

Background imageFairytale Collection: Marie Daubron as La Belle aux Cheveux d Or, 1846

Marie Daubron as La Belle aux Cheveux d Or, 1846
Madame Marie Daubron as La Belle aux Cheveux d Or by the Cogniard brothers, Theatre de la Porte St. Martin, 1846. She was the inspiration for the poet Charles Baudelaires Fleurs du Mal

Background imageFairytale Collection: Lohengrin and Elsa of Brabant

Lohengrin and Elsa of Brabant, an old German legend

Background imageFairytale Collection: Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf. early 19th century

Background imageFairytale Collection: Pantomime Poster - Little Red Riding Hood

Pantomime Poster - Little Red Riding Hood

Background imageFairytale Collection: Poster for Babes in the Wood

Poster for Babes in the Wood, advertising a pantomime. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFairytale Collection: Poster for Aladdin

Poster for Aladdin, advertising a pantomime. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFairytale Collection: Poster for Jack and the Beanstalk

Poster for Jack and the Beanstalk, advertising a pantomime. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFairytale Collection: Picking flowers below Ludwigs Castle, Fussen, Bavaria

Picking flowers below Ludwigs Castle, Fussen, Bavaria
A mother and her small boy pick flowers in a meadow below Neuschwanstein Castle, aka King Ludwigs Castle, a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a hill above the village of Hohenschwangau

Background imageFairytale Collection: Illustration, Hans in Luck

Illustration, Hans in Luck -- Just then a butcher came along the road trundling a young pig in a wheelbarrow. Date: 1909

Background imageFairytale Collection: Victorian scrap - Little Red Riding Hood

Victorian scrap - Little Red Riding Hood. late 19th century

Background imageFairytale Collection: Misfitz - The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Misfitz - The Pied Piper of Hamelin. early 20th century

Background imageFairytale Collection: Misfitz - Hansel and Gretel - The Old Witch

Misfitz - Hansel and Gretel - The Old Witch. early 20th century

Background imageFairytale Collection: Story of the Wolf and the Fox

Story of the Wolf and the Fox, originally a Brothers Grimm fairytale. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageFairytale Collection: Illustration, Rumpelstiltskin

Illustration, Rumpelstiltskin -- In front of the house a fire was burning, and an indescribably ridiculous little man was hopping on one leg and singing. Date: 1909

Background imageFairytale Collection: Illustration, The Jew Among the Thorns

Illustration, The Jew Among the Thorns -- The Jew was forced to dance faster and faster till the thorns tore his shabby coat, combed his goat-s beard, and scratched him all over. Date: 1909

Background imageFairytale Collection: Illustration, The King of the Golden Mountain

Illustration, The King of the Golden Mountain -- The Son made a circle, and his Father and he took their places within it, and the little black Mannikin appeared. Date: 1909

Background imageFairytale Collection: Repeating Pattern - Cinderella Story - green background

Repeating Pattern - Cinderella Story - green background
Repeating Pattern - Characters from the story of Cinderella (in white silhouette on a green background). *PLEASE NOTE that the magnifying glass is solely to show the detail of the repeating pattern

Background imageFairytale Collection: Repeating Pattern - Cinderella Story - yellow background

Repeating Pattern - Cinderella Story - yellow background
Repeating Pattern - Characters from the story of Cinderella (in white silhouette on a yellow background). *PLEASE NOTE that the magnifying glass is solely to show the detail of the repeating pattern

Background imageFairytale Collection: Little Folks Misfitz Playing Cards

Little Folks Misfitz Playing Cards - Cinderella. early 20th century

Background imageFairytale Collection: Misfitz - Red Riding Hood

Misfitz - Red Riding Hood. early 20th century

Background imageFairytale Collection: Misfitz - Rip Van Winkle

Misfitz - Rip Van Winkle. early 20th century

Background imageFairytale Collection: Misfitz - The Three Bears - Baby Bear

Misfitz - The Three Bears - Baby Bear. early 20th century

Background imageFairytale Collection: Misfitz - Puss in Boots

Misfitz - Puss in Boots. early 20th century

Background imageFairytale Collection: Misfitz - Jack and the Beanstalk

Misfitz - Jack and the Beanstalk. early 20th century

Background imageFairytale Collection: Misfitz - Cinderella

Misfitz - Cinderella. early 20th century

Background imageFairytale Collection: The Glass Slipper by Gordon Nicoll

The Glass Slipper by Gordon Nicoll
Fantasy illustration showing a woman in a spangled costume fleeing down some steps. The title of the picture, The Glass Slipper, implies this is Cinderella. Date: 1937

Background imageFairytale Collection: The Sleeping Beauty. Engraving. Colored

The Sleeping Beauty. Engraving. Colored
The Sleeping Beauty. The miracle of love. Engraving in The Iberian Illustration, 1885. Colored

Background imageFairytale Collection: Room by Munthe at Holmencollen near Oslo

Room by Munthe at Holmencollen near Oslo
Fairy-tale Room designed by Gerhard Munthe at the hotel Holmencollen (Holmenkollen) near Oslo Date: 1905

Background imageFairytale Collection: Music cover, Cinderella Waltz

Music cover, Cinderella Waltz by Ezra Read. circa 1910

Background imageFairytale Collection: Steenockerzeel Castle

Steenockerzeel Castle, Belgium, where Prince Otto von Habsburg and his mother, ex-Empress Zita (Austro-Hungarian Royalty) lived until 1939. Date: 1930s

Background imageFairytale Collection: Cartoon, Little Red Riding Hood

Cartoon, Little Red Riding Hood in a wartime version in which a little French girl encounter a German officer (wolf) hiding behind a tree. Date: 1919

Background imageFairytale Collection: Posada, Story of the Wolf and the Fox

Posada, Story of the Wolf and the Fox
Story of the Wolf and the Fox, originally a Brothers Grimm fairytale. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageFairytale Collection: The Little Match Girl by Captain Janssen

The Little Match Girl by Captain Janssen
Promotional postcard for The Little Match Girl musical by Captain Janssen from Hans Andersens fairy tale. First produced Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, 26th December 1917

Background imageFairytale Collection: German Sleeping Beauty pantomime characters

German Sleeping Beauty pantomime characters. 19th century

Background imageFairytale Collection: A medley of pantomimes, silhouettes by Lotte Reiniger

A medley of pantomimes, silhouettes by Lotte Reiniger
A medley of modern pantomimes captured in silhouette by Lotte Reiniger. The six tales included are Cinderella, Robinson Crusoe, Aladdin, Puss in Boots, Dick Whittington and Jack and the Beanstalk

Background imageFairytale Collection: Nobleman, illustration by William Heath Robinson

Nobleman, illustration by William Heath Robinson
Once upon a time there was a nobleman, illustration by William Heath Robinson, Cinderella (Old Time Stories, 1921). Credit must appear as: Courtesy of Mrs J. C



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