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John Bauer

Name: One summer's evening they went with Bianca Maria deep into the forest - Source: Illustration for The Changeling by Helena Nyblom in the anthology Among pixies and trolls, 1913 - Artist: John Bauer.

One of John’s favourites is Humpe, a small troll with a gentle disposition and a longing for the light world of people. Humpe is almond-eyed, snub-nosed and red-haired like a little faun. He first appeared in 1912, in the fairytale Trollsonen som hade solögon och vart skogsman - a romantic saga about a troll-boy that appealed to John. John returned to Humpe in works such as the late watercolour Moderskärlek (Mother love), painted in 1917.

A selection John Bauer illustrations and art prints from Bland Tomtar Och Troll (Among Gnomes and Trolls), Our Fathers' Godsaga, Sagovarld, as well as designs and paintings.

The little red haired troll boy is named Humpe. Bauer used him repeatedly in his art and he became almost a stand in for the artist himself.

John Bauer, Humpe and his Trollmor - Mother's love, 1917 (not from an illustrated book)

Artículo sobre el ilustrador John Bauer y descarga de ebook "Dos cuentos suecos"

BibliOdyssey: Scandinavian Trolls- Laws from 1276 it is illegal to attempt to wake the "mound-dwellers". It is in these laws that the word troll appears for the first time, denoting something heathen and generally unfavourable.

John Bauer is one of the most under-rated artists ever...his artwork always makes me think of my sister!

John Bauer : "Dag and Daga, and the Flying Troll of Sky Mountain" (Harold Östenson) The forest - Swedish Folk Tales


John Bauer - Illustration of Alfred Smedberg's The boy who never was afraid in the childrens' anthology Among pixies and trolls, 1912

John Bauer

John Bauer’s Bland Tomtar Och Troll (Among Elves and Trolls), He was so clever depicting size and proportions

JOHN BAUER/ The Magic Herb

Here is a piece of a troll herb which nobody else but me can find. John Bauer Illustration for The Boy Who Could Not Be Scared. I love this, I’ve just found John Bauer’s illustrations and think.

'Now he was riding, jubilantly happy' (c.1910) by John Bauer | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

JOHN BAUER "Now he was riding, jubilantly happy, on the airy billowing highway toward the shining golden Castle of Rosy Clouds." -- from The Maiden in the Castle of Rosy Clouds by Harald Ostenson Agneta by John Bauer