''The Elfin Route made Visible by the Four-Leaved Clover''

Illustration by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale



This magical illustration from Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale was published in the 1924 Christmas Edition of The London

Illustrated News.


It depicts the moment where the mystical meadow's treasure - the four-leaved clover - is found to be the key to Fairyland.


The introduction to the legend provided in The London Illustrated News follows:


Many are the legends which are entwined about the Four-Leaved Clover, that wonderful luck-bringing meadowland treasure; and the old country tale runs that those who find it and keep their discovery a secret may use it as the gat to Fairyland. He or she who hold a

four-leaved clover may behold the high pomp and state of the Little People, and see the elfin rout of brownies, goblins, fairies, and the like go riding by on the soft summer breeze, and be transported into the strange intermediate world of Fairyland.



Complete image

Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Price: US$5.00

Detail (for reference)


Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: EFB ERVFLC 12x18
Price: US$60.00



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 Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale 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 this wonderful illustration and Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale.


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