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Kay Nielsen                                                                                            All was so still that he could hear every breath he drew,   till at last he came to the old tower and opened the door of the little   room in which Rosebud was, and there she lay fast asleep...   (from Rosebud, or Sleeping Beauty, by the Brothers Grimm)

"Rosebud", or "Sleeping Beauty" - Kay Nielsen, from Grimms Fairy Tales.

Sleeping Beauty by Kay Nielsen

A Bela Adormecida por Kay Nielson

zombienormal: “ Sir Olaf in a kingdom of wraiths and ghosts. Kay Nielsen…

Kay Nielsen illustration: Sir Olaf in a kingdom of wraiths and ghosts

Kay Nielsen (1886-1957) was born in Denmark and studied art in Paris. Influenced by Swedish fairy tale artist John Bauer and the Art Nouveau movement his illustrations were beautifully stylised and masterfully designed. He produced illustration in books; In Powder and Crinoline, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and East of the Sun and West of the Moon as well as many others.

Kay Nielsen was born in Denmark and studied art in Paris.

Taking a walk by Kay Nielsen

Kay Nielsen drawing for "Vogue" magazine cover.

"East of the Sun and West of the Moon", illustrated by Kay Nielsen, 1924. http://www.pookpress.co.uk/project/kay-nielsen-biography/

"East of the Sun and West of the Moon", illustrated by Kay Nielsen, 1924. http://www.pookpress.co.uk/project/kay-nielsen-biography/

The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes from Palekh by Vera Smirnova

The Worn -out dancing shoes by Vera Smirnova of Palekh,maybe the Twelve dancing princesses tale by another name, a great chidhood favourite in the

Illustration of the firebird by John Baur and Kay Nielsen

firebird Edmund Dulac: A French Fairy Tale Illustrator

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Kay Nielsen

Tell Me The Way East of the Sun, West of the Moon Kay Nielsen illustration

Watercolor / aquarel by Kay Nielsen - The shoes that were danced to pieces - 1913

Watercolor / aquarel by Kay Nielsen - The shoes that were danced to pieces - 1913

The Grimm's Fairy Tales, illustrated by Kay Nielsen

Gorgeous Grimm: 130 Years of Brothers Grimm Visual Legacy

illustration by Kay Nielsen for The Red Shoes.

enchantingimagery: A striking illustration by Kay Nielsen for The Red Shoes.

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East of the sun and west of the moon : old tales from the North

Kay Nielsen - Illustrations for Grimm's Fairy Tales: Catskin, or Allerleirauh

Catskin, or Allerleirauh - Grimm's Fairy Tales - Kay Nielsen art print

Fairy-tales of Hans Christian Andersen Illustrations by Kay Nielsen

East of the Sun and West of the Moon, 1914 - Kay Nielsen

Illustration as it used to be...

Figure Drawing: Charles Robinson - Art Nouveau Illustrations for The Sensitive Plant

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