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The Golden Age of Illustration: Art for Fairy Tales, Myth and Legend



Welcome to the Golden Age of Illustration section of our Virtual Museum of Myth, Fable, Fairy and Fairy Tale Art - and congratulations on bringing these enduring images

and stories into your life.


Here, you will have the opportunity to connect with masterful illustrations prepared to accompany enduring stories from mythology, vintage fairy tales and the classics by some

of the great artists associated with the the 19th Century Pre-Raphaelite school, in addition to the Golden Age of Illustration, the 'fin de sičcle' and Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Gothic

Revival and Jugendstil movements. We also offer you the option to purchase Art Prints, Posters and Greeting Cards, with all our reproduction images produced with archival

quality processes to ensure many years of enjoyment.


Kay Nielsen - ''The Marsh King's Daughter''

Featured artists include: Doré; Erté; Rackham; Nielsen; Dulac; Pogány; Parrish; Wülfing; Clarke; Sterrett; King; Mackenzie; Goble; Walker; Brunton; the Knowles brothers; Papé; Rentoul Outhwaite; Bull; Woodroffe; Paul; Burne-Jones; Russell Flint; Lefler; Urban; Meteyard; Bakst; Fortescue-Brickdale; Bauer; Ségur; Carse; Allen; Sime; Anderson; Lathrop; Hill; Detmold; Fish; Tenggren; Bates; de Morgan; Shaw; Bilibin; Wyeth; Bosschčre; Czeschka; Doyle; Moreau and others. In all, there are more than 5000 genuine antique and vintage illustrations to experience.











To the left, we show "The Marsh King's Daughter" by Kay Nielsen.


Wonderful images will greet you from tales like "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens", "A Midsummer-Night's Dream", "The Tempest", "The Arabian Nights", "Arthur and His Knights", "Tales from Hans Anderson", "Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám", "The Dreamer of Dreams", "East of the Sun and West of the Moon", "Alice in Wonderland", Dante's

"La Vita Nuova", Wagner's "The Ring of Niblung", Poe's "The Bells and Other Poems" and Goethe's "Faust".


This list goes on, of course - and you will enjoy every moment of considering the prints on offer.



Artists of the Golden Age of Illustration 







Gustave Doré

More than 520 images


More than 110 images

Arthur Rackham

More than 500 images

Kay Nielsen

More than 320 images



Edmund Dulac

More than 340 images

  Gustave Dore illustration in Dante's ''Inferno'' Erte design for ''The Queen of Sheba'' Arthur Rackham illustration for ''Undine'' Kay Nielsen illustration for ''Red Magic'' Edmund Dualc illustration for ''The Dreamer of Dreams''  

Willy Pogány

More than 300 images

Maxfield Parrish

More than 220 images



Sulamith Wülfing

More than 80 images




Harry Clarke

More than 190 images

Virginia Sterrett

More than 100 images

  Willy Pogany illustration for Goethe's ''Faust''  Maxfield Parrish illustration for ''Dream Days'' Sulamith Wulfing illustration for ''Die Klein Seejungfrau'' Harry Clarke illustration for ''Faust'' Virginia Sterrett illustration for ''Old French Fairy Tales''  

Jessie M King

More than 100 images

Thomas Mackenzie

More than 50 images




Warwick Goble

More than 230 images

Dugald Walker

More than 200 images

Violet Brunton

More than 140 images

  Jessie M King illustration for ''A House of Pomegranates'' Thomas Mackenzie illustration for ''Hassan'' Warwick Goble illustration for ''The Book of Fairy Poetry'' Dugald Walker illustration for ''Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen'' Violet Brunton illustration for ''Silver Magic''  

Reginald and Horace Knowles

More than 200 images




Frank C Papé

More than 260 images



Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

More than 150 images

René Bull

More than 110 images

Paul Woodroffe

More than 60 images

  Knowles brothers illustration for ''Old-World Love Stories'' Frank C Pape - 'The Rose greets the Child' from ''The Story Without an End'' Ida Rentoul Outwaite - 'The Torn Wing' from ''The Enchanted Forest'' Rene Bull illustration for ''Arabian Nights'' Paul Woodroffe illustration for ''The Tempest''  




Evelyn Paul

More than 50 images

Edward Burne-Jones

More than 50 images

William Russell Flint

More than 200 images



Heinrich Lefler and Joseph Urban

More than 40 images




Sidney Meteyard

More than 30 images

  Evelyn Paul illustration for ''The Romance of Tristram of Lyones and la Beale Isoude'' Edward Burne-Jones' ''The Vision of the Holy Grail'' William Russell Flint illustration from ''The Odyssey of Homer'' Lefler and Urban illustration from ''Grimm's Marchen'' Sidney Meteyard illustration for ''The Golden Legend''  

Léon Bakst

More than 15 images




Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale

More than 70 images

John Bauer

More than 30 images




Adrienne Ségur

More than 100 images

Duncan Carse

More than 20 images

  Leon Bakst design - 'The Blue Sultana' Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale illustration John Bauer illustration Adrienne Segur - 'Les Conseils d'une Chenille' from ''Alice au pays des merveilles'' Duncan Carse illustration  

Daphne Allen

More than 50 images

Sidney H Sime

More than 60 images




Florence Anderson

More than 110 images

Dorothy Lathrop

More than 180 images

Vernon Hill

More than 50 images

  Daphnes Allen illustration Sidney H Sime illustration Florence Anderson illustration from ''The Travelling Companions'' Dorothy Lathrop illustration from ''The Fairy Circus'' Vernon Hill illustration from ''Ballads Weird and Wonderful''  

Edward Julius Detmold

More than 50 images




Anne Harriet Fish

More than 20 images

Gustaf Tenggren

More than 90 images

Leo Bates

More than 15 images

Evelyn de Morgan

More than 20 images


Edward Julius Detmold illustration for ''The Arabian Nights''

Anne Harriet Fish illustration for ''Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam'' Gustaf Tenggren illustration Leo Bates illustration from ''Where the Rainbow Ends'' Evelyn de Morgan - ''Earthbound''  




John Byam Shaw

More than 30 images

Ivan Bilibin

More than 15 images

Newell Convers Wyeth

More than 50 images

Jean de Bosschčre

More than 200 images

Carl Otto Czeschka

More than 30 images

  John Byam Shaw ''The Woman, the Man and the Serpent'' Iban Bilibin - ''Saints Boris and Gleb in a Boat'' Newell Convers Wyeth illustration Jean de Bosschere illustration from ''Folk Tales of Flanders'' Carl Otto Czeschka illustration for ''Die Nibelung''  




Richard Doyle

More than 80 images

Gustave Moreau

More than 40 images

The 'Petit' Collection

More than 80 images

  Richard Doyle - ''An Elfin Dance'' Gustave Moreau - ''The Apparition'' Suzanne Lagneau illustration      


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