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Background imageSprite Collection: Poster advertising Austin Healey Sprite MK II

Poster advertising Austin Healey Sprite MK II
Poster advertising the Austin Healey Sprite MK II

Background imageSprite Collection: Fairy Revels

Fairy Revels
Enchanting illustration showing fairies dancing in a ring underneath a toadstool while pixies, elves and sprites watch and hold lamps. c.1925

Background imageSprite Collection: Whither Away by Florence Mary Anderson

Whither Away by Florence Mary Anderson
A group of delicate looking fairies and pixies ride around on dragonflies and bees. c.1925

Background imageSprite Collection: Autumnal Scene with Fairy & Blackberries

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

Background imageSprite Collection: Book / Peter Pan Dances

Book / Peter Pan Dances
Peter Pan dances with his shadow

Background imageSprite Collection: A Sail in the Moon Boat by Florence Mary Anderson

A Sail in the Moon Boat by Florence Mary Anderson
Illustration showing two children and a baby going for a ride on a crescent shaped moon surrounded by pixies and fairies. c.1920

Background imageSprite Collection: Fairies by Hilda Miller

Fairies by Hilda Miller
Enchanting illustration depicting a group of fairies holding hands and dancing through a field of flowers, while butterflies overhead mimic their dance steps

Background imageSprite Collection: Vickers Valiant second prototype WB215

Vickers Valiant second prototype WB215
Vickers Valiant second prototype, WB215, was fitted with Super Sprite rocket packs under each wing

Background imageSprite Collection: Puck (Fuseli)

Puck (Fuseli)
Puck, a sprite (in Shakespeares Midsummer nights dream)

Background imageSprite Collection: Fairies from every Flower

Fairies from every Flower
Two children sit in a garden, surrounded by flowers and their associated fairies. c.1925

Background imageSprite Collection: Postcard design artwork - Schoolgirl led by hand by a sprite

Postcard design artwork - Schoolgirl led by hand by a sprite
Postcard design artwork - A Schoolgirl led by hand by a sprite. Date: circa 1937

Background imageSprite Collection: The Rainbow Twins by Florence Mary Anderson

The Rainbow Twins by Florence Mary Anderson
" The Rainbow Twins by Florence Mary Anderson. " I cant fly, I gasped" from The Rainbow Twins by Florence Mary Anderson" 1919

Background imageSprite Collection: Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach silhouette from Divine Youth series

Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach silhouette from Divine Youth series
Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach silhouette from the Divine Youth series - a weightlifter. Date: 1911

Background imageSprite Collection: Vickers Valiant WB215

Vickers Valiant WB215
Vickers 671 Valiant WB215, the second prototype, seen at the SBAC Farnborough International Air Show from 3-9 September 1956

Background imageSprite Collection: Practavia Sprite G-BCVF

Practavia Sprite G-BCVF
Practavia Sprite Srs.1 G-BCVF (msn PFA 1362) Date: circa 1980

Background imageSprite Collection: Viola Tree as Ariel, The Tempest, Shakespeare

Viola Tree as Ariel, The Tempest, Shakespeare
Viola Tree as Ariel in The Tempest by William Shakespeare Date: 1904

Background imageSprite Collection: Ariel in a Wood, The Tempest, Shakespeare

Ariel in a Wood, The Tempest, Shakespeare Date: 1904

Background imageSprite Collection: Original Artwork - A little gnome blowing his nose

Original Artwork - A little gnome blowing his nose
Original Artwork - A little fairy, gnome or sprite blowing his nose as he sits on a toadstool, with the sun rising behind him. Date: circa 1937

Background imageSprite Collection: Fancy Dress - Little girl dressed as a fairy

Fancy Dress - Little girl dressed as a fairy
insertcaption Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSprite Collection: Woodland fairy

Woodland fairy
Barefoot sprite with a water bottle standing by a stream. Date: 1902

Background imageSprite Collection: Puck - Robin Goodfellow - A Midsummer Nights Dream

Puck - Robin Goodfellow - A Midsummer Nights Dream
Puck, a sprite

Background imageSprite Collection: Robin Goodfellow, a sprite

Robin Goodfellow, a sprite (also known as Puck). Date: 1911

Background imageSprite Collection: The Fairies Song

The Fairies Song - A Midsummers Nights Dream - Act II, scene 2 - Titania asleep, surrounded by her fairy train

Background imageSprite Collection: Palemon sees Ondine dancing with her shadow

Palemon sees Ondine dancing with her shadow
Palemon sees Ondine, a water sprite, dancing with her shadow. Captivated by her beauty he pursues her to the forest. Illustration to a fairytale by Baron Friedrich de la Motte Fouque

Background imageSprite Collection: The Magic Mirror

The Magic Mirror
A group of fairies and pixies fly through the air holding a magical mirror

Background imageSprite Collection: Cycle Tyres - Dunlop - Speed and Sports Range

Cycle Tyres - Dunlop - Speed and Sports Range - Road Racing (Hgh Pressure) File Pattern, Road Racing (High Pressure) File Pattern with Ribbed centre, Sports, Speed, Tandem, Sprite and Sprite Tandem

Background imageSprite Collection: Tirrenio warns Palemon to be faithful to Ondine

Tirrenio warns Palemon to be faithful to Ondine
Tirrenio, Lord of the Mediterranean, warns Palemon that if he is unfaithful to Ondine he will lose his life. Illustration to a fairytale by Baron Friedrich de la Motte Fouque, first published 1812

Background imageSprite Collection: Palemon sees a vision of Ondine

Palemon sees a vision of Ondine
Palemon, now married to Berta, sees a vision of Ondine during his wedding celebrations and realises that it is she whom he really loves

Background imageSprite Collection: Fairy collects berries in the evening light

Fairy collects berries in the evening light
A fairy clad in greens, collects dark berries in a sack. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageSprite Collection: A Fairy Serenade - Fairy Troubadour atop a mushroom

A Fairy Serenade - Fairy Troubadour atop a mushroom
A Fairy Serenade - A Fairy Troubadour atop a mushroom belting out some love songs for his girl... Date: 1920s

Background imageSprite Collection: The First Born by Mary Y. Hunter

The First Born by Mary Y. Hunter. A new Mother tenderly cradles her infant son whilst a small girl fairy whispers words of advise (or comfort?). Date: 1912

Background imageSprite Collection: Music cover, Hop O My Thumb Two-Step

Music cover, Hop O My Thumb Two-Step by Hanid Alexander. 1910

Background imageSprite Collection: The Fairy Pageant

The Fairy Pageant, Bonzos Annual, 1935 Date: 1935

Background imageSprite Collection: Two sprites playing a violin and a flute

Two sprites playing a violin and a flute
A butterfly dances to the music played by two sprites playing a violin and a flute

Background imageSprite Collection: A Vicker Valiant fitted with Super Sprite rocket packs

A Vicker Valiant fitted with Super Sprite rocket packs climbs away at the Farnborough Air Show, 1956. Date: 1956

Background imageSprite Collection: Three children welcome in the New Year

Three children welcome in the New Year
Three children crowd around the window as a little sprite brings a note wishing them a happy new year. Date: c. 1920

Background imageSprite Collection: Christmas sprites

Christmas sprites
Six little Christmas sprites peer over a wall, smiling cheekily. The card reveals that each one brings different Christmas wish: Peace, Joy, Christmas cheer, Health

Background imageSprite Collection: Xmas. Lady in moonlight

Xmas. Lady in moonlight. " Kind Fortune smiles, and she Hath yet in store for thee Some great felicity." - Shakespeare. circa 1902

Background imageSprite Collection: Puck as Will O the Wisp

Puck as Will O the Wisp
Puck, a sprite, mischievously leads travellers astray as a will o the wisp, luring the unwary into marshy pools

Background imageSprite Collection: Ondine taken from the ship, leaving Palemon with Berta

Ondine taken from the ship, leaving Palemon with Berta
The angry Tirrenio creates a storm and carries Ondine from the ship, leaving Palemon with Berta. Illustration to a fairytale by Baron Friedrich de la Motte Fouque, first published 1812

Background imageSprite Collection: Palemon kisses Ondine and dies in her arms

Palemon kisses Ondine and dies in her arms
Palemon kisses Ondine, despite knowing that this will be fatal, and dies in her arms. Illustration to a fairytale by Baron Friedrich de la Motte Fouque, first published 1812

Background imageSprite Collection: Illustration entitled Lanterne Magique

Illustration entitled Lanterne Magique
Illustration entitled " Lanterne Magique" showing many silhouetted images of magic by Michel Delaporte, 1832. HPF/5C/0"

Background imageSprite Collection: What the Angler Saw by A. K. Macdonald

What the Angler Saw by A. K. Macdonald
An angler, coming to fish at a salmon pool at dawn is astonished to see a group of lithe and naked nymphs cavorting above the water to a tune played on pipes by Pan

Background imageSprite Collection: When Puck Laughs by Primrose Harley

When Puck Laughs by Primrose Harley
A sprite, or Puck, rocks idly on a weather vane atop a church steeple, and mocks the people in the town below going about their daily business

Background imageSprite Collection: The Power of Imagination

The Power of Imagination
A Grandfather laughs to himself as he reads aloud to his two grandchildren, both of whom have fallen asleep in his arms. The imagined fantasy world of the story unfolds behind him

Background imageSprite Collection: Elfen sprite standing in the undergrowth

Elfen sprite standing in the undergrowth
A young elfen sprite standing in the undergrowth near a speckled toadstool. Watercolour painting by Malcolm Greensmith set in a circular border

Background imageSprite Collection: Ariel - the Tempest

Ariel - the Tempest
The acress Priscilla Horton in the role of Ariel

Background imageSprite Collection: The Sand Fairy / Jacobs

The Sand Fairy / Jacobs
A small girl is either woken up, or helped with her insomnia by a sand fairy who appears in her dormitory unobserved by anyone else



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