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By Virginia Frances Sterrett, from Old French Fairy Tales. Again, I don't know the tale, but wow to the art!!

Beautiful Vintage Illustrations from ‘Old French Fairy Tales’

Ivan Bilibin  I grew up on these Russian Fairy Tales and his illustrations :)

Ivan Bilibin -Russian fairy tales usually include the princess and Babayega, the witch who rides her wooden broom bucket through the sky. I bought this book many years ago, love the illustrations.

Kay Nielsen illustration - lovely muted hues, fantastical nature setting

The Nightingale, Andersen's Fairy Tales - Kay Nielsen willow man boat woman chinese art

From “East of the Sun West of the Moon” by Kay Nielsen

Mari, the Goddess ---Kay-Nielsen,-from-East-of-the-Sun-West-of-the-Moon.

Little Mermaid

"Mermaid in a Pool with Goldfish" Franz Hein, 1904 - color lithograph. "But a mermaid has no tears, therefore she suffers so much more" The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen