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Kay Nielsen’s East of the Sun and West of the Moon

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Kay Nielsen’s meticulous approach to illustration is shown to great effect in the colour plates for this 1914 collection of fairy tales subtitled Old Tales from the North. The theme might be northern but Nielsen (who was Danish) maintains his beautifully hybrid style with its hints of Japonism and Persian miniatures. The whole book can be viewed or downloaded in a variety of formats here.

Kay Nielsen at Bud Plant

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  1. #1 posted by The Other Andrew

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    I love Kay Nielsen’s work! Thanks for the links.

 


 

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