In last week’s botched post, I mentioned that the book I got in Phoenix contained fairy tales by Perrault and Hans Christian Andersen. I’ve already shared the illustrations from Perrault’s tales, so here are a few from Andersen’s stories. Most of these you’ll recognize.
Here’s Thumbelina being born from the flower.
Here are a few from a curious story called The Tinderbox about a poor soldier who receives wealth from three wide-eyed dogs. In the process, he mercilessly cuts off the head of an ugly but helpful witch, and I can’t help but feel sorry for her.
I love the apoplectic king in this one.
Do you recognize the one-legged steadfast tin soldier?
Now here are the risqué hijinks of the emperor and his shyster clothiers.
This is a funny little story called The Swineherd about a selfish princess who gets what’s coming to her.
She’s giving away kisses for toys. Never a good idea, girls.
Here are a few classic images of The Nightingale. Here is the little maid showing the courtiers where to find the lovely bird.
Finally, a few funny ones from the Princess and the Pea.
Gotta love the servant’s 90-degree stride!
Have a great day!