The Steadfast Tin Soldier - Storybook Classics Art Print
"...round and round went the soap boat," reads the original caption paired with this image from Dickey Byrd, a book published by Milton Bradley (yes, the game maker!). An original copy with Gustaf Tenggren's delightful illustrations, like this one, is a collector's gem! Released on the eve of the Great Depression in 1928, it captures the essence of finely crafted books of that era. Unfortunately, as economic times changed, so did the market for such deluxe editions. This story, featuring Tenggren's art, is an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Steadfast Tin Soldier. See our entire Hans Christian Andersen Collection!
Gustaf Tenggren (1896-1970) was a Swedish-American artist whose enduring artistic legacy has profoundly impacted the realms of illustration and animation. In the 1920s, he immigrated to the United States from Sweden, rapidly establishing his reputation in the art world. His work spanned from detailed, naturalistic landscapes to whimsical and imaginative illustrations. Tenggren's legacy is particularly evident in his collaborations with Disney, where he served as a chief illustrator on the groundbreaking film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), contributing to its iconic visual style. When he ventured into the world of children's books, he illustrated some of the most popular Little Golden Books of all time, including the timeless classic The Poky Little Puppy. While his name may not be widely recognized, many modern people have enjoyed his work in beloved classic movies and childhood books!
Our prints are suitable for framing or can be used as is for wall display.
This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.
11" x 14", Bagged with Backer Board