"Perrault in Powder and Patch"

Famous and Familiar Fairy Stories in their Proper Guise


The Illustrated London News (1913)


Illustrations by Kay Nielsen



Kay Nielsen was commissioned by The Illustrated London News, to illustrate four French fairy tales: "Le Belle au

Bois Dormant" ("The Sleeping Beauty"); "Le Chat Botté" ("Puss in Boots"); "Cendrillon" ("Cinderella"); and

"La Barbe Bleue" ("Bluebeard").


Within the plate, the images are signed by Kay Nielsen and dated 1913. The images are accompanied within the

Christmas Edition by condensed versions of the full tales.



Our Greeting Cards and Reproduction Images


For connoisseurs of Nielsen's work, we have prepared sets of 4 Greeting Cards displaying colour images from his designs for Perrault in Powder and Patch and on the left, we show an example of how these Greeting Cards appear.







Code: KN PPP CS(4)
Price: US$20.00


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 and the images are presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. The rear of

each card carries information about Kay Nielsen, 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.


Our large format reproduction prints are produced with a process utilising archival quality materials to ensure may

years of enjoyment. In addition, each these large format print is also accompanied by information about Kay Nielsen,

this suite and the profiled illustration.


Should you wish to purchase an individual card or reproduction prints from this selection, simply "click" on the images

below and you will be taken through to a new page with further details on the individual images.


To purchase, simply click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" button and you will be taken through to our Shopping Cart

secured through PayPal. Multiple purchases will be consolidated by that feature and shipping and handling costs to any

destination in the world are accommodated by our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200 worth of purchases.


Of course, should you wish to discuss some customised options, we welcome your contact on any matter through



In the meantime, enjoy perusing these wonderful images from Kay Nielsen.



The colour illustrations


Le Belle au Bois Dormant

The Sleeping Beauty

Le Chat Botté

Puss in Boots



La Barbe Bleue