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Illustrations by Kay Nielsen

Kay Nielsen

Below are links to the fairy tale illustrations of Kay Nielsen. Click on the image to view all of the illustrations for each tale.

Bluebeard by Kay Nielsen

Brave Little Tailor by Kay Nielsen
Brave Little Tailor

Brother and Sister by Kay Nielsen
Brother and Sister

Catskin by Kay Nielsen
Catskin (Donkeyskin variant)

East of the Sun and West of the Moon  by Kay Nielsen
East of the Sun and West of the Moon

Goose Girl by Kay Nielsen
Goose Girl

Hansel and Gretel by Kay Nielsen
Hansel and Gretel

Nightingale by Kay Nielsen

Princess and the Pea by Kay Nielsen
Princess and the Pea

Rapunzel by Kay Nielsen

Rose Bud by Kay Nielsen
Rose Bud (Sleeping Beauty)

Rumpelstiltskin by Kay Nielsen

Six Swans by Kay Nielsen
Six Swans

Snow Drop by Kay Nielsen
Snow Drop (Snow White)

Snow Queen by Kay Nielsen
Snow Queen

Story of the Three Bears by Kay Nielsen
Story of the Three Bears

Twelve Dancing Princesses by Kay Nielsen
Twelve Dancing Princesses

Titles of some books illustrated by Kay Nielsen:

Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. In Powder and Crinoline: Old Fairy Tales. Kay Nielsen, illustrator. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [1913].

Asbjornsen, Peter Christen and Moe, Jorgen. East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North. Kay Nielsen, illustrator. New York: George H. Doran, n.d. [1914].

Andersen, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales By Hans Andersen. Kay Nielsen, illustrator. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1924.

Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm. Kay Nielsen, illustrator. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1925.

Wilson, Romer, editor. Red Magic: A Collection of the World's Best Fairy Tales from All Countries. Kay Nielsen, illustrator. London: J. Cape, 1930.

For more information about Kay Nielsen, please visit the following sites:

Artmagick: Kay Nielsen

Bud Plant Illustration Books: Kay Nielsen Biography

Elizabeth Nesbitt Room Illustrators Project: Kay Nielsen

Art Passion's Kay Nielsen Page


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