Queen Mab - Fairies Greeting Card
"Looking very undancey indeed," is the whimsical caption that accompanies this enchanting image within the pages of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906), brought to life by the artistic prowess of Arthur Rackham. This captivating scene introduces Queen Mab, the revered sovereign of all fairies, a figure steeped in the rich tapestry of English folklore. Notably, although absent from Shakespeare's plays, Queen Mab garnered fame through her mention in Romeo and Juliet. Within the fantastical realm of Peter Pan, she reigns supreme within the confines of Kensington Gardens. See this image as an art print!
Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) stands as a celebrated British illustrator known for his intricate and somewhat eerie pen and ink drawings expertly combined with watercolors. This unique technique, born during his early career as a journalistic illustrator, set him apart. Hailing from London, Rackham nurtured his artistic talents at the Lambeth School of Art, establishing a solid foundation for his illustrious journey. Thriving during the Golden Age of Illustration, Rackham's work found a welcoming audience in a time when beautifully illustrated books were highly sought-after, especially as cherished Christmas gifts. His captivating illustrations graced the pages of both deluxe limited editions, often vellum-bound and signed, as well as more accessible trade editions. Among his impressive portfolio are iconic renditions of timeless classics like The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1900), Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle (1905), and J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906). Arthur Rackham's enduring legacy lies in his profound impact on the realm of fantasy illustration, a legacy that continues to enchant readers and inspire countless artists and illustrators in generations to come.
This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.
A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope