''Beauty and the Beast''

Beauty discover a room in the castle

which is full of screaming parrots


Illustration by Edmund Dulac



This illustration was prepared by Dulac for the 1910 Edition of The Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales from the old French

as retold by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch - in this case, it was one of those accompanying the tale of "Beauty and the Beast".


Within the retelling provided by Quiller-Couch, it is associated with the following text:

The door, when she came to examine it, had a shutter which could be opened to hear,

and closed against when she grew tired of it. This aviary opened on another inhabited

by parrots, parroquets, and cockatoos. These no sooner saw Beauty than they began to

scream and chatter; one wishing her 'Good morning,' another inviting her to luncheon,

while a third yet more gallant cried 'Kiss me! Kiss me!' Other again whistled airs from

grand opera or declaimed pieces of poetry by the best authors. It was plain that in their

several way they all had the same object - to amuse her.



Complete image

Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Price: US$5.00

Detail (for reference)

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED BB 12x18
Price: US$60.00

Reproduction on 18x24" sheet

Code: ED BB 18x24
Price: US$150.00



Our Greeting Cards


When presented on Greeting Cards, this image is prepared as a tipped-on plate - in hommage to the hand-crafted

approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is

hand-finished, with the image presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each

card we also present some information about Edmund Dulac and this wonderful illustration. We have left the interior

of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.


Our large format reproductions


Each of our large format reproductions are prepared with archival quality materials and processes to ensure many years

of enjoyment. In addition, our reproductions are accompanied by explanatory material relating to Edmund Dulac

and this wonderful illustration.


How to purchase


To purchase, simply click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" button appearing above and you will be taken through to

our Shopping Cart secured through PayPal. Multiple purchases will be consolidated by that feature and shipping and

handling costs to any destination in the world are accommodated by our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200

worth of purchases.