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Herbert James Draper (1863 – 1920), "A Water Baby"

Herbert James Draper - Ulysses and the sirens, 1909

Herbert James Draper, "The Capture"

Herbert James Draper, "Pearls of Aphrodite". Cyprus the birthplace of Aphrodite

James Jean

the water babies

Herbert James Draper, summer seas

Water Spirit

Pearls of the Sea

This illustration is from The Water Babies, a children's novel written by the Reverend Charles Kingsley and illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith.

Herbert James Draper, The Gates of Dawn, 1900.

♒ Mermaids Among Us ♒ art photography & paintings of sea sirens & water maidens -

The Danaides, by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)

Illustration by James Gurney

Air elemental magic. I know it says air, but it seems closer to water magic to me.

Herbert Draper, 1898

Water Spirit

This illustration is from The Water Babies, a children's novel written by the Reverend Charles Kingsley and published as a book in 1863. Before that the story was serialized in Macmillan's magazine in 1862 and 1863. The book was extremely popular and remained a mainstay of children's literature through the 1920s.

James Tissot.