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c1970 Artwork Saving Elisa from Christian Andersen Wild Swans
  • c1970 Artwork Saving Elisa from Christian Andersen Wild Swans
  • c1970 Artwork Saving Elisa from Christian Andersen Wild Swans

c1970 Artwork Saving Elisa from Christian Andersen Wild Swans

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£170.00


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A beautifully mounted, framed and glazed original gouache artwork for the fairy tale story ‘The Wild Swans’.

The Wild Swans is a literary story by Hans Christian Andersen about a princess who rescues her eleven brothers from a spell cast by their evil stepmother queen. The tale was first published on 2 October 1838, in Andersen's Fairy Tales Told for Children by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has been adapted to various media including ballet, television, and film.

The image shows Princess Elisa being saved from burning at the stake, by her 11 brothers, who she has managed to save from being turned into swans, by knitting shirts of stinging nettles, despite suffering very painfully. Her enforced silence meant she couldn’t defend herself from the accusation of witchcraft. The king whom is in love with her, proposes to her. Behind them, the pyre of wood is springing beautiful flowers. The painting is not signed, but by the style looks like it was done in the 1970s. Condition is extremely good and the painting has been beautifully framed.

Size image: 47 x 19 cm (18 ½ x 7 1/2 inches)
Size frame: 59.5 x 31.5 x 2 cm (23 ½ x 12 ½ x ¾ inches)
Weight: 1400 g

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