“Sagan om älgtjuren Skutt och lilla prinsessan Tuvstarr” from “Bland Tomtar och Troll 1913″, by John Bauer

“Sagan om älgtjuren Skutt och lilla prinsessan Tuvstarr” from “Bland Tomtar och Troll 1913″, by John Bauer

This is from one of my favorite books from childhood: "Swedish Fairy Tales." It's hard to pick my favorite illustration.  John Bauer - illustrator

This is from one of my favorite books from childhood: "Swedish Fairy Tales." It's hard to pick my favorite illustration. John Bauer - illustrator

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• fairy tale John Bauer scandinavian folk lore scandinavian folklore eaja •

John Bauer (1882 – 1918), Swedish painter and illustrator

Concept art for 1937's Snow White is gorgeous in its own right

John Bauer (1882 – 1918), Swedish painter and illustrator

© John Bauer - Lithograph 2 (1915)-- Her hair suggests roots and her crown looks like a sprouting plant.

© John Bauer - Lithograph 2 (1915)-- Her hair suggests roots and her crown looks like a sprouting plant.

Melusina Mermaid: "Scandinavian Ballad Stories: Agnes & the Merman", Adam Oehlenschläger; "Agneta & the Sea King", John Bauer

Melusina Mermaid: "Scandinavian Ballad Stories: Agnes & the Merman", Adam Oehlenschläger; "Agneta & the Sea King", John Bauer

I may already have this one - but so precious - worth re-pinning!!! ~ ~ ~John Bauer - Bella (1)

I may already have this one - but so precious - worth re-pinning!!! ~ ~ ~John Bauer - Bella (1)

John Bauer, Swedish illustrator (1882-1918). Bland tomtar och troll (Among Gnomes and Trolls).

John Bauer, Swedish illustrator (1882-1918). Bland tomtar och troll (Among Gnomes and Trolls).

Yule goat and elf, John Bauer.

Yule goat and elf, John Bauer.

John Bauer (1882-1918)

John Bauer (1882-1918)

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