"Twelve Princesses on the Way to the Dance" illustration by Kay Nielsen for 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses'

"Twelve Princesses on the Way to the Dance" illustration by Kay Nielsen for 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses'

Kay Nielsen, from "East of the Sun and West of the Moon"

Kay Nielsen, from "East of the Sun and West of the Moon"

enchantingimagery:  Kay Nielsen’s interpretation of Bluebeard for London Illustrated News - beautiful!

enchantingimagery: Kay Nielsen’s interpretation of Bluebeard for London Illustrated News - beautiful!

Kay Nielsen's Stunning 1914 Illustrations of Scandinavian Fairy Tales - East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North - 'The Queen Did Not Know Him' | Brain Pickings

Kay Nielsen’s Stunning 1914 Scandinavian Fairy Tale Illustrations

Kay Nielsen's Stunning 1914 Illustrations of Scandinavian Fairy Tales - East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North - 'The Queen Did Not Know Him' | Brain Pickings

Kay Nielsen's Stunning 1914 Illustrations of Scandinavian Fairy Tales - East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North - 'Just as they bent down to take the rose a big dense snow-drift came and carried them away.'| Brain Pickings

Kay Nielsen’s Stunning 1914 Scandinavian Fairy Tale Illustrations

Kay Nielsen's Stunning 1914 Illustrations of Scandinavian Fairy Tales - East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North - 'Just as they bent down to take the rose a big dense snow-drift came and carried them away.'| Brain Pickings

The three princesses of Whiteland, Kay Nielsen. 1914 // Patrizia Conde

The three princesses of Whiteland, Kay Nielsen. 1914 // Patrizia Conde

Kay Nielsen.  I remember seeing his illustrations in several books.  I love his style.

Kay Nielsen. I remember seeing his illustrations in several books. I love his style.

Kay Nielsen’s Stunning 1914 Scandinavian Fairy Tale Illustrations | Brain Pickings

Kay Nielsen’s Stunning 1914 Scandinavian Fairy Tale Illustrations

Kay Nielsen’s Stunning 1914 Scandinavian Fairy Tale Illustrations | Brain Pickings

Kay (rhymes with 'high') Nielsen's illustration for Twelve Dancing Princesses

Kay Nielsen

Kay (rhymes with 'high') Nielsen's illustration for Twelve Dancing Princesses

Detail from "Out Popped the Moon" by Kay Nielsen (Danish, 1886-1957)

Detail from "Out Popped the Moon" by Kay Nielsen (Danish, 1886-1957)

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