Blue bird, Vojtěch Preissig. (1873 - 1944)
Excerpts from Jack and Jill and old Dame Gill.
published 1806 by J. Aldis. No. 9 Pavement, Moorfields in London.
The early versions are crazy brutal. I love it.
First attempt coloring in a John D. Batten illustration from Joseph Jacobs’ More Celtic Fairy Tales (1892-5).
Dryads, J.R. Witzel, Jugend magazine, 1899.
I think this is my all-time favorite Witzel illustration. Via.
Gustaf Tenggren ‘Piper of the damned’ from Grimm’s Fairy Tales (1923)
I just purchased Taisho Chic: Japanese Modernity, Nostalgia and Deco and it has a ton of beautiful images of Taisho-era art including furniture, accessories, and textiles.
Here are some scans from the illustrations section. I really love Taisho artwork (It’s a major influence for me!) but it’s hard to find good pictures online. I’d recommend this book if you want to see more! It’s really good!!
I got this print at a gallery and print store down in Baltimore. No information or date.