Little Mermaid illustrators – a brief history #2

Edmund Dulac, Natalie Waddell, transit of Venus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium,

Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) was a French book illustrator born in Toulouse, who moved via Paris to London at the age of 22.

His pictures of the Little Mermaid featured in ‘Stories from Hans Christian Andersen’, published in 1911 by Hodder & Stoughton – a firm with which he retained a long association.

Dulac became a British Citizen in 1912 and among his many achievements, ended up designing postage stamps for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

His best known Little Mermaid illustration is probably The Prince Asked Who She Was. The full range of his work can be found here.

Via wikipedia.org

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: