''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.
Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)
Code: ED BB SGC
Detail (for reference)
Reproduction on 12x18" sheet
Code: ED BB 12x18
Reproduction on 18x24" sheet
Code: ED BB 18x24
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.
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