Monday, June 29, 2009

The Ungrateful Enchanter

Here is another illustration from the fairytale Snow White and Rose Red, found in one of the books from my collection. The dwarf pictured here is really an evil enchanter, who's beard is caught in a tree. The two lovely sisters free the ungrateful little fellow, who then stomps off into the woods.

Later in the story the girls rescue and befriend a bear who is really a prince, under a spell cast by the dwarf. To make a long story short, eventually the bear-prince eats the evil little spell-caster and the enchantment is broken.

The artist's work is beautiful, and the details are exquisite. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Clytie said...

Wow how gruesome - yet appropriate! I really love the artwork.

Lois said...

I love the girls' dresses and those long braids!

FOREVER JANN and 13THORNYROSES said...

I agree with the other's :)
Bewitching art work - coooooooooooooool!

Marie Reed said...

Dwarves are especially tasty with a little bit of BBQ sauce! I hope that the bear Princ had time for condiments!

Marie Reed said...

PS. Thank you soooo much for all of your kind words and encouragement! I've been running out of ideas lately so you've really helped motivate me! :)

orphansparrow said...

Hi there~

I wondered if you could give me the name of the artist? Or better yet - which version of the book you have?

I love that art work, and had something very similar many years ago, which I lost.

Thank you. ^__^