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fleurdulys:  Illustration by John Bauer  Cover illustration for Till Sagolandet / To Fairyland, ca. 1911 (Source)

'Till Sagolandet', 1959 A Swedish children's book, A Polar Bear's Tale, in the style of John Bauer

"Now he was riding, jubilantly happy, on the airy billowing highway toward the shining golden Castle of Rosy Clouds." -- from The Maiden in the Castle of Rosy Clouds by Harald Ostenson Agneta (c.1910) by John Bauer

John Bauer, Castle of Rosy Clouds - And this is the illustration that launched a whole cycle of stories

The Troll and the Boy (w/c on paper) by Bauer, John (1882-1918)

John Bauer - Illustration of Alfred Smedberg's The boy who never was afraid in the childrens' anthology Among pixies and trolls, 1912

Illustration by John Bauer for ‘Guldnycklarna' from “Bland Tomtar och Troll” (1915)

Illustration by John Bauer for ‘Guldnycklarna' from “Bland Tomtar och Troll”

John Bauer haunted my childhood. (In a good way.)

The Princess and the Troll Sons, from The Boy and the Trolls, by John Bauer. ""Look at them," urged the troll mother. "Look at my sons. Handsomer trolls can't be found this side of the moon. But then of course, they take after their mother.

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John Bauer, renowned Swedish (fairytale) illustrator (deceased together with his wife when the steamboat at Lake Vättern sank in a storm)