Kay Nielsen – East of the Sun, West of the Moon 1914


Kay Rasmus Nielsen (March 12, 1886 – June 21, 1957) was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century, the “golden age of illustration”. He joined the ranks of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac in enjoying the success of the gift books of the early 20th century. Nielsen is also known for his collaborations with Disney for whom he contributed many story sketches and illustrations.

Here are the new scanned illustrations from the most beautiful children’s book of all time: East of the Sun, West of the Moon, illustrated by Kay Nielsen. First published in 1914 by Hodder Stoughton, London. With 24-tipped in color plates and many smaller in-line b/w illustrations.

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