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Kay Nielsen – Illustrations from Hansel & Gretel 1924

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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 illustrations from the Fairy Tale Hansel & Gretel by Kay Nielsen. First edition, published in 1924 by Hodder & Stoughton, London.

Art Gallery: Kay Nielsen – Hansel & Gretel 1924

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