Pincushion Flower Fairy - Fairies Greeting Card
The unmistakable charm of this 1934 illustration, featuring a precious baby fairy surrounded by delicate blue pincushion flowers, is a hallmark of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's enchanting artistry. Outhwaite's magical world, populated by ethereal fairies and intricately detailed nature, serves as a beautiful ode to her native Australia. While she is renowned for her exquisite fairy illustrations, her ability to capture the essence of the natural world that surrounded her adds depth and resonance to her work, making it a heartfelt tribute to her homeland. 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