Close-Up with Kay Nielsen – Illustrations from the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

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Close-Up with Kay Nielsen – Illustrations from the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Kay Nielsen‘s illustrations from Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories are some of his best loved work. Originally published in 1925, this book offers some of the best story illustration of all time. We’ve included additional close-ups of some sections of the images to show you more detail of these gorgeous illustrations.

Nielsen was incredibly popular in the early twentieth century, as a key artist in the ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ sweeping across the world. Nielsen joined the ranks of Arthur Rackham and Harry Clarke in enjoying the success of the illustrated book market at this time. He is also remembered for his collaborations with Disney, where he contributed many story sketches and illustrations for classic films such as Fantasia and The Little Mermaid.

Read Kay Nielsen’s full bio here or browse his other books here.

From Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories by KayNielsen

From Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories by Kay Nielsen

Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

Close-up – Catskin

From Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories by KayNielsen

From Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories by Kay Nielsen

From Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories by KayNielsen

From Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories by Kay Nielsen

Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

Close-up – The Fisherman and His Wife

Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

Close-up – Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

The Juniper Tree

Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

Close-up – The Juniper Tree

Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

Rapunzel

From Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories by KayNielsen

From Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories by Kay Nielsen

Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

Close-up – Rosebud

Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

The Six Swans

Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

Close-up – The Six Swans

From Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories by KayNielsen

From Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories by Kay Nielsen

Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

Close-up – Snowdrop

From Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories by KayNielsen

From Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories by Kay Nielsen

Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

Close-up – The Two Brothers

From Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories by KayNielsen

From Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories by Kay Nielsen

Hansel and Gretel and Other Brothers Grimm Stories – Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

Close- Up – Rumpelstiltskin

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