A Fairy and a Bird Embracing - Fairies Greeting Card
In the enchanting world of The Little Fairy Sister (1923) crafted by the talented duo Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbry Outhwaite, we're introduced to a charming scene featuring a delightful fairy and her feathered friend. Notably, the bird in this illustration is none other than the iconic kookaburra, a native species of their homeland, Australia. The Outhwaites frequently drew inspiration from the rich tapestry of local flora, fauna, and wildlife, infusing their art with a deep connection to the natural wonders of their native land. See this image as an art print!
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (1888-1960) was an Australian fairy tale legend whose remarkable illustrations captivated generations of readers. With her incredible talent, Outhwaite brought to life enchanting worlds filled with fairies, goblins, and magical creatures, often drawing inspiration from the Australian bushland. Her illustrations, characterized by intricate details and a sense of wonder, captured the hearts of both children and adults. Notably, Outhwaite collaborated with her sister Annie R. Rentoul on several books, with their most famous work being 1919's Elves and Fairies. Her timeless illustrations continue to inspire fantasy artists and kindle the sense of wonder in those who encounter her magical realms—it's obvious why she's a favorite at Laughing Elephant!
This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope