''The Little Sea Maid''

Dancing over the floor as

no one has yet danced

Design by Harry Clarke



This illustration was among at least 16 colour designs prepared by Clarke to accompany the collection of classic works

published in the 1916 Edition of Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.


It was the sole colour illustration to accompany the tale "The Little Sea Maid" and is associated with the following text:


Dancing over the floor as no one has yet danced.


Clarke's illustration is a light, yet detailed, depiction of the Andersen's little mermaid enjoying her time in human form.



Complete image

Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Price: US$5.00

Detail (for reference)


Reproduction on 8x12" sheet

Code: HC LSM 8x12
Price: US$30.00



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 Harry Clarke 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 Harry Clarke

and this wonderful illustration.


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