Fairy Book by The Vintage Collection


Fairy Book


The Vintage Collection

Ref GM2539
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 18" x 24" (46 x 60 cm)
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Edmund Dulac was a French magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer. Born on October 22nd 1882 in Toulouse he studied law but later turned to the study of art the École des Beaux-Arts. He moved to London early in the 20th century where he received a commission to illustrate Jane Eyre. Later through his association with a gallery and publishing company he sold his paintings that became illustrations. During World War I, Dulac produced relief books and when after the war the deluxe children's book market shrank he turned to magazine illustrations among other ventures. After the war, the deluxe edition illustrated book became a rarity and Dulac's career in this field was over. Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book (1916) was one of his last such books. In the book, his beautiful watercolors grace such stories as: The Tempest, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Sinbad the Sailor and other stories from the Arabian Knights. Dullac collected fairy tales from the nations allied with Britain in The Great War.