Ariel’s Song: Come unto these yellow sands

Ariel’s song, with its dreamy allusions to water, flight, music, and affection, was taken as an open invitation to artists to depict this magical scene visually, especially among the pre-Raphaelites. Come ...
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Oberon and Titania as Artist Muses

The King and Queen of Fairyland in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oberon and Titania are two of the most prominent fairies in literary history. In Shakespeare’s play, the two fairies have ...
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Fairies in the Garden, a Garden for the Fairies

Many artists depict fairies in wild gardens. FairyRoom staffers love the idea of keeping an area of your garden beautiful but slightly unkempt. John Anster Christian Fitzgerald’s, Titania and Bottom, (featured in ...
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In Fairyland: The Beloved Work of Richard “Dicky” Doyle

Richard “Dicky” Doyle, 1824-1883, was one of the most beloved and prolific fairyland illustrators of the Victorian era. Though known for illustrating adult ...
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Edmund Dulac: Fairies I Have Met

Edmund Dulac's brilliant fairy illustrations capture the vibrancy of Stawell’s stories, taking inspiration from textiles and Japanese prints. ...
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Enchanted Encounters in Post-Victorian Fairy Tale Illustration

Examples of well-crafted small-format paintings are plentiful in post-Victorian fairy art, no doubt due to how many volumes of children’s fairy tales were published during the first 50 years of Victoria’s ...
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“Fairy Fitzgerald” and Titania’s Changeling

John Anster Christian Fitzgerald (1819 – 1906) was one of the earlier Victorian painters to embrace fairies as a subject, and earned the nickname "Fairy Fitzgerald" due to his apparent obsession. ...
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The Wife of Bath’s Fairy

Chaucer's Wife of Bath, Alisoun (Alyson, Alys) is one of the most well-known characters in The Canterbury Tales, and her tale, one of the most studied. One of the themes of ...
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