Fairy With Blue Lobelia - Fairies Greeting Card
This endearing fairy girl, among lobelias native to Australia, made her debut in Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's A Bunch of Wild Flowers in 1933. This work marked a captivating departure from Outhwaite's earlier artistic endeavors. Combining her poetic talent with her intricate illustrations, this book followed in the tradition of her fellow fairy artists like Margaret Tarrant and Cicely Mary Barker, known for their enchanting books of poetry paired with charming "flower fairy" illustrations. Outhwaite's contribution added a fresh and distinctive perspective to this beloved genre of illustrated literature. See our entire Storybook Collection!
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!
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Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope