Art Nouveau illustration Kay Nielsen  "...in the midst of the gloomy thick wood" ...West of the Moon Vintage book plate
Authentic vintage book plate, not a reproduction, in superb vintage condition. No tears or writing or folds.
Full page - 8.5 x 11.75 inches tall Illustration - approx. 6.5 x 9 inches tall
Please note: This is an authentic old vintage print, not a reprint or reproduction. It may have some signs of age, but this adds to the unique charm. The image(s) may not be centered on the page and there may be text below the illustrations detailing what the image is.
About Mr. Nielsen (as read on Wikipedia):
Kay Nielsen was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century, the "golden age of illustration" which lasted from when Daniel Vierge and other pioneers developed printing technology to the point that drawings and paintings could be reproduced with reasonable facility.
Nielsen is also known for his collaborations with Disney for whom he contributed many story sketches and illustrations, not least for Fantasia.
In 1914, Nielsen provided 25 colour plates and more than 21 monotone images for the children's collection East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
The colour images for both In Powder and Crinoline and East of the Sun and West of the Moon were reproduced by a 4-colour process, in contrast to many of the illustrations prepared by his contemporaries that characteristically utilized a traditional 3-colour process.
Also in that year, Nielsen produced at least three illustrations depicting scenes from the life of Joan of Arc. When published later in the 1920s, these images were associated with relevant text from The Monk of Fife.
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