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

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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.

Nielsen’s first illustrated book, In Powder and Crinoline was published in 1913. He went on to illustrate East of the Sun, West of the Moon (1914), Andersen’s Fairy Tales (1924), Hansel and Gretel (1924) and Red Magic (1930).

Presenting the most beautiful illustrated children’s book of all time: East of the Sun, West of the Moon, a Norwegian Fairy Tale by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen & Jørgen Moe, with illustrations by Kay Nielsen. First edition, published in 1914 by Hodder & Stoughton, London. With 24-tipped in color plates and many smaller in-line b/w illustrations.

Art Gallery: Kay Nielsen – East of the Sun, West of the Moon 1914

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