"The Apple" (1929)

Illustration by Kay Nielsen



Kay Nielsen's "The Apple" was prepared in 1929, with publication in The Tatler following some 3 years hence.

It depicts an allegorical scene of the well-known Biblical tale of temptation. As presented by Nielsen, the part

of Adam is played by the tragic figure of Pierrot, Eve's temptation is depicted through Pierrot's consideration of

the apple crowned with a sensuous female form and Satan is shown as the flaming snake resting in the Apple

Tree. Similar iconographic imagery is also present within the extensive integrated ornamental border.



The colour illustration


Complete Image

Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Code: KN TA1 SGC
Price: US$5.00


Detail (for reference)

Reproduction on 10x15" sheet

Code: KN TA1 (10x15)
Price: US$50.00




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 Kay Nielsen 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 Kay Nielsen and this

wonderful illustration.


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