Fairy Dancing on Spider's Web - Fairies Greeting Card
The Fairy's Tightrope masterfully captures a whimsical moment from J. M. Barrie's enchanting tale, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Illustrated by the talented Arthur Rackham in 1906, this tale marks a significant milestone in the literary journey of Peter Pan. While it wasn't the very first appearance of this beloved character, it was the inaugural full-length book featuring the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and played a pivotal role in shaping the enduring narrative that continues to enchant readers today. 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