''The Mermaid''

At the mere sight of the bright liquid ...

they drew back in terror


Illustration by Edmund Dulac



This illustration was one of at least 28 prepared by Dulac for the 1911 Edition of Stories from Hans Andersen and, in this

case, it was one of those accompanying the tale of "The Mermaid". It is associated with the following text:

'If the polyps should seize you, when you go back through my wood,' said the witch,

'just drop a single drop of this liquid on them, and their arms and fingers will burst

into a thousand pieces.' But the little mermaid had no need to do this, for at the

mere sight of the bright liquid, which sparkled in her hand like a shining star, they

drew back in terror. So she soon got past the wood, the bog, and the eddying




Complete image

Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Code: ED M SGC
Price: US$5.00

Detail (for reference)

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: ED M 12x18
Price: US$60.00

Reproduction on 18x24" sheet

Code: ED M 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.


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