Sunday, March 30, 2014

Antique Image of the Day: Illustration from 'Beauty and the Beast,’ 1910

She found herself face to face with a stately and beautiful lady…

Scene from Beauty and the Beast
Edmund Dulac, 1910
The Victoria & Albert Museum

This watercolor of a blue fairy drawing back a canopy is signed Edmund Dulac (1882-1953).  Created in 1910, the drawing was intended to accompany text from the story of “Beauty and the Beast”to face page 104 of “The Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales retold by Sir Arthur Quileer-Couch,” which was published by Messrs. Hodder & Stoughton, London.

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