Little Witch Riding Bat - Witches Greeting Card
From Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's classic The Enchanted Forest (1926), a charming fairy takes a leisurely ride on the back of her bat friend, offering her delicate wings a well-deserved rest! This whimsical scene is a testament to Outhwaite's ability to breathe life into magical beings. Interestingly, the book was authored by her husband, Grenbry Outhwaite, and was dedicated to the couple's four children, adding a personal touch to the enchanting tales and captivating illustrations. See this image as an art print AND on postcards in a set!
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