The Story of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (1912)

Illustrated by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale



To the left, we show the Title Page of the 1st Edition of

The Story of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. That Edition was

co-published by Herbert and Daniel (London) and

Dana Estes & Company (Boston) in 1912.













The Story of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (1912) is a version of the medieval Saint's history. In her short life, Saint Elizabeth

held a central role in strengthening alliances between the ruling families of Hungary and Thuringia (a state in Central

Germany). At the age of just four, Elizabeth was taken to the Thuringian Court and held as a future bride to Ludwig IV of

Thuringia. The couple were married whilst Elizabeth was 14 and prior to Ludwig's death 7 years later, they had three

children. Following the death of her husband in 1227, Elizabeth was harshly treated by her confessor, Konrad von Marburg. When free to pursue her own interests, Elizabeth continued the work she had undertaken prior to her husband's death

in serving God through caring for the poor. She died at the age of 24 in 1231.


The illustrations prepared by Fortescue-Brickdale to accompany this story are among her earliest published colour

commissions. Seminal moments in the Saint's life are depicted by Fortescue-Brickdale in an inspirational manner.



Our Greeting Cards



For connoisseurs of the art of Eleanor Forescue-Brickdale, we have prepared sets of

8 Greeting Cards displaying each of her full colour images for The Story of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (1912) and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.







Code: EFB SSEH CS(8)
Price: US$40.00


When presented on Greeting Cards, these images are prepared as tipped-on plates - 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 and the images are presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. The rear of each

card carries information about Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, this wonderful suite and the profiled illustration - we have

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


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In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale.



The colour illustrations


The Divine Playmate



Elizabeth went on her

Mission of Pity

A Shower of red and white Roses

was scattered over the Ground

They beheld the Form of

Jesus of Nazareth




Elizabeth ... prayed to God

to clothe her



Elizabeth would steal out ... and

lay the Child upon the Altar ...

An Outcast

Some little Bird sang to

me most blithely