Swans

On this board we highlight various representations of swans. Because of the pure white plumage and the impressive size they have been subject in numerous myths and fairy tales. More images can be found on www.europeana.eu.
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[Léda : Projet d’assiette] and [Léda : Projet d’assiette] : Dessins lithographiques Paul Gauguin [Planche n°1 (couverture)] | Paul Gauguin | 1889 | Bibliothèque De L'INHA | Public Domain Marked

[Léda : Projet d’assiette] and [Léda : Projet d’assiette] : Dessins lithographiques Paul Gauguin [Planche n°1 (couverture)] | Paul Gauguin | 1889 | Bibliothèque De L'INHA | Public Domain Marked

Fris med tre flygande svanar | J. A. G. Acke | 1859-1924 | Nationalmuseum, Sweden | CC BY-SA

Fris med tre flygande svanar | J. A. G. Acke | 1859-1924 | Nationalmuseum, Sweden | CC BY-SA

Swan | Anne-Lise Reinsfelt | Norsk Folkemuseum | CC BY-SA

Swan | Anne-Lise Reinsfelt | Norsk Folkemuseum | CC BY-SA

A nice group of swans | Agence de presse Mondial Photo-Presse. Agence photographique | 1932 | National Library of France | Public Domain

A nice group of swans | Agence de presse Mondial Photo-Presse. Agence photographique | 1932 | National Library of France | Public Domain

Leda and the swan | Jules Desbois |  Nationalmuseum, Sweden | CC BY-SA

Leda and the swan | Jules Desbois | Nationalmuseum, Sweden | CC BY-SA

Food Still Life | Frans Snyders | 1600-1728 | Skoklosters slott | Public Domain

Food Still Life | Frans Snyders | 1600-1728 | Skoklosters slott | Public Domain

Cupid riding on a swan | Jacques Callot | Nationalmuseum, Sweden | CC BY-SA

Cupid riding on a swan | Jacques Callot | Nationalmuseum, Sweden | CC BY-SA

Spaniel surprising a swan in its nest | Jean-Baptiste Oudry | 1740 | Nationalmuseum, Sweden | CC BY-SA

Spaniel surprising a swan in its nest | Jean-Baptiste Oudry | 1740 | Nationalmuseum, Sweden | CC BY-SA

Servant with swan | Francesco Primaticcio | Nationalmuseum, Sweden | CC BY-SA

Servant with swan | Francesco Primaticcio | Nationalmuseum, Sweden | CC BY-SA

Sculpture, Swan | Paul Hoff (Design) and Gustavsberg AB (Production) | 1984 | Nationalmuseum, Sweden | CC BY-SA

Sculpture, Swan | Paul Hoff (Design) and Gustavsberg AB (Production) | 1984 | Nationalmuseum, Sweden | CC BY-SA

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