Illustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen – Page 4

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Vilhelm Pedersen Illustrations

For the first fifteen years, Andersen’s  fairy tales were published without illustrations. But by 1849 his popularity had grown and a new, five volume collection of his tales was published with 125 illustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen (1820-1859,) a young naval officer who is often portrayed as a cartoonist. The Pedersen illustrations found favor with the author, and, in Denmark today, are considered inseparable from the fairy tales in the same way that the John Tenniel illustrations are for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland or Quentin Blake illustrations are for Roald Dahl’s children’s books .

Woodcuts from Pedersen’s drawings were first produced for a German edition of the tales published by Carl B. Lorck in Leipzig. Andersen’s Danish publisher, C.A. Reitzel, paid Lorck for the rights to the Pedersen illustrations.

Pedersen’s tragically young life was lived during the The Biedermeier period, which refers to an era in Central Europe between 1815 and 1848 during which the middle-class grew and arts appealed to common sensibilities. It is the influence of this era that seems to have made Pedersen’s illustrations so appealing.

In his book, “Foreign H. C. Andersen illustrations,” (1969, pp. 24-25) Erik Dal has this to say:

His style does not interpret the great visions, the biting satire, the frightening supernatural, which now and then play a role in Andersen’s multi-faceted repertory; yet it is fully accepted by his contemporaries…”

In Germany, Biedermeier illustrators such as Otto Speckter and Ludwig Richter flocked to Andersen. Again, Erik Dal has this to say:

 If you ask how often a truly trend-setting group of illustrators in a given country at a given time have worked with Andersen’s fairy tales, then the answer is … only once — in German Biedermeier.

Pedersen died at the age of 39, but his images were included in Andersen editions for many years to come.

 


Please Read Before You Share

Creative-Commons-License-Logo

Pedersen’s original illustrations are now all in the Public Domain. However, my derivatives are not. They are shared under the creative commons license which allows you to use, save, and share my images, with attribution required, for non-commercial purposes only, and without making derivative works from them. The original Public Domain images are available for you to do that if you wish. I do this in the hopes of maintaining the quality of the images as they get shared around the internet. Saving them to Pinterest will allow you to keep the caption. Other places you share may not do this automatically, but please do try to copy the captions whenever you can, so new people seeing them will know where all the credit belongs. Also, please, I beg you, keep the PNG format. Converting to JPG will greatly reduce the quality of the image.


 The Illustrations of Vilhelm Pedersen, in Hans Christian Andersen’s “Eventyr,”

At this point, it has been two years since any collections have been published, but on April 6, 1847, a new series was begun. The first installment, titled Nye Eventyr. Andet Bind. Første Samling (New Fairy Tales. Second Volume, First Collection) included the following five stories:

The Darning Needle – 1847

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Darning Needle" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Darning Needle"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Darning Needle" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Darning Needle"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Old Street Lamp – 1847

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Old Street Lamp" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Old Street Lamp"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Old Street Lamp" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Old Street Lamp"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Neighboring Families – 1847

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Neighboring Families" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Neighboring Families"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Neighboring Families" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Neighboring Families"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

Little Tuck – 1847

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Tuck" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Tuck"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Tuck" image 3 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Tuck"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Tuck" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Tuck"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Shadow – 1847

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Shadow" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Shadow"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Shadow" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Shadow"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.


The second, and last, installment of this collection was released a year later, on March 4, 1844. It was titled Nye Eventyr. Første Bind. Anden Samling. (New Fairy Tales, First Volume, Second  Collection) and included six stories.

The Little Match Girl – 1848

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Old House – 1848

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Old House" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Old House"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Old House" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Old House"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Old House" image 3 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Old House"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Drop of Water – 1848

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Drop of Water" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Drop of Water"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Drop of Water" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Drop of Water"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Happy Family – 1848

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Happy Family" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Happy Family"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Happy Family" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Happy Family"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Story of a Mother – 1848

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Story of a Mother" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Story of a Mother"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Story of a Mother" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Story of a Mother"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Shirt Collar – 1848

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Shirt Collar" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Shirt Collar"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Shirt Collar" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Shirt Collar"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.


Finally, we have one more single release, The Flax, which was printed for the first time in a new Children’s Eventyr called the Illustrated Magazine for Children, published by Julius Christian Gerson of Copenhagen, Julius Christian Steen and Son Publishing. (The first volume, 1848, p. 5-11)

The Flax – 1848

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Flax" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Flax"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Flax" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Flax"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.


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Illustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen – Page 3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Vilhelm Pedersen Illustrations

For the first fifteen years, Andersen’s  fairy tales were published without illustrations. But by 1849 his popularity had grown and a new, five volume collection of his tales was published with 125 illustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen (1820-1859,) a young naval officer who is often portrayed as a cartoonist. The Pedersen illustrations found favor with the author, and, in Denmark today, are considered inseparable from the fairy tales in the same way that the John Tenniel illustrations are for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland or Quentin Blake illustrations are for Roald Dahl’s children’s books .

Woodcuts from Pedersen’s drawings were first produced for a German edition of the tales published by Carl B. Lorck in Leipzig. Andersen’s Danish publisher, C.A. Reitzel, paid Lorck for the rights to the Pedersen illustrations.

Pedersen’s tragically young life was lived during the The Biedermeier period, which refers to an era in Central Europe between 1815 and 1848 during which the middle-class grew and arts appealed to common sensibilities. It is the influence of this era that seems to have made Pedersen’s illustrations so appealing.

In his book, “Foreign H. C. Andersen illustrations,” (1969, pp. 24-25) Erik Dal has this to say:

His style does not interpret the great visions, the biting satire, the frightening supernatural, which now and then play a role in Andersen’s multi-faceted repertory; yet it is fully accepted by his contemporaries…”

In Germany, Biedermeier illustrators such as Otto Speckter and Ludwig Richter flocked to Andersen. Again, Erik Dal has this to say:

 If you ask how often a truly trend-setting group of illustrators in a given country at a given time have worked with Andersen’s fairy tales, then the answer is … only once — in German Biedermeier.

Pedersen died at the age of 39, but his images were included in Andersen editions for many years to come.

 


Please Read Before You Share

Creative-Commons-License-Logo

Pedersen’s original illustrations are now all in the Public Domain. However, my derivatives are not. They are shared under the creative commons license which allows you to use, save, and share my images, with attribution required, for non-commercial purposes only, and without making derivative works from them. The original Public Domain images are available for you to do that if you wish. I do this in the hopes of maintaining the quality of the images as they get shared around the internet. Saving them to Pinterest will allow you to keep the caption. Other places you share may not do this automatically, but please do try to copy the captions whenever you can, so new people seeing them will know where all the credit belongs. Also, please, I beg you, keep the PNG format. Converting to JPG will greatly reduce the quality of the image.


 The Illustrations of Vilhelm Pedersen, in Hans Christian Andersen’s “Eventyr,”

At this point, Andersen dispensed with calling his tales “For Children,” recognizing that they were appealiing to everyone, and on  November 11, 1843, a new series was begun. The first installment, titled Nye Eventyr. Første Bind. Første Samling (New Fairy Tales, First Volume, First Collection) included the following four stories:

Angel – 1843

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Angel" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Angel"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Angel" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Angel"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Nightingale – 1843

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Nightingale" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Nightingale"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Nightingale" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Nightingale"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Nightingale" image 3 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Nightingale"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Sweethearts – 1843

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Sweethearts" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Sweethearts"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Sweethearts" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Sweethearts"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Ugly Duckling – 1843

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling" image 3 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.


The second installment of this collection was released a year later, on December 21, 1844. It was titled Nye Eventyr. Første Bind. Anden Samling. (New Fairy Tales, First Volume, Second  Collection) and included only two stories, probably because The Snow Queen is a long one.

The Fir Tree – 1844

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Fir Tree" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Fir Tree"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Fir Tree" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Fir Tree"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Snow Queen – 1844

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" image 3 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" image 4 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" image 5 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" image 5 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" image 7 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" image 8 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.


The Elder-Tree Mother was not included in one of these small collections. It was was first published in December, 1844, in Gaea, which I assume is a magazine. Published by PL Møller, and accompanied by one illustration by Lorenz Frolich.

The Elder-Tree Mother – 1844

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Elder-Tree Mother" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Elder-Tree Mother"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Elder-Tree Mother" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Elder-Tree Mother"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.


The Nye Eventyr. Første Bind. Tredie Samling (New Fairy Tales, First Volume, Third  Collection,) appeared on April 7, 1845, with the following five offerings:

The Elf Mound – 1845

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Elf Mound" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Elf Mound"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Elf Mound" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Elf Mound"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Red Shoes – 1845

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Red Shoes" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Red Shoes"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Red Shoes" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Red Shoes"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Jumpers – 1845

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Jumpers" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Jumpers"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Jumpers" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Jumpers"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep – 1845

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

Holger Danske – 1845

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Holgar Dansk" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "Holgar Dansk"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Holgar Dansk" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "Holgar Dansk"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.


Finally, we have another single entry; “The Bell” was published in May, 1845, in a child’s magazine called Maanedsskrift for Children, H.V. Kaalund and Julius Christian Gerson, publishers. It was accompanied by a single illustration by Lehman.

The Bell – 1845

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Bell" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Bell"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Bell" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Bell"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.


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Illustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen – Page 2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Vilhelm Pedersen Illustrations

For the first fifteen years, Andersen’s  fairy tales were published without illustrations. But by 1849 his popularity had grown and a new, five volume collection of his tales was published with 125 illustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen (1820-1859,) a young naval officer who is often portrayed as a cartoonist. The Pedersen illustrations found favor with the author, and, in Denmark today, are considered inseparable from the fairy tales in the same way that the John Tenniel illustrations are for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland or Quentin Blake illustrations are for Roald Dahl’s children’s books .

Woodcuts from Pedersen’s drawings were first produced for a German edition of the tales published by Carl B. Lorck in Leipzig. Andersen’s Danish publisher, C.A. Reitzel, paid Lorck for the rights to the Pedersen illustrations.

Pedersen’s tragically young life was lived during the The Biedermeier period, which refers to an era in Central Europe between 1815 and 1848 during which the middle-class grew and arts appealed to common sensibilities. It is the influence of this era that seems to have made Pedersen’s illustrations so appealing.

In his book, “Foreign H. C. Andersen illustrations,” (1969, pp. 24-25) Erik Dal has this to say:

His style does not interpret the great visions, the biting satire, the frightening supernatural, which now and then play a role in Andersen’s multi-faceted repertory; yet it is fully accepted by his contemporaries…”

In Germany, Biedermeier illustrators such as Otto Speckter and Ludwig Richter flocked to Andersen. Again, Erik Dal has this to say:

 If you ask how often a truly trend-setting group of illustrators in a given country at a given time have worked with Andersen’s fairy tales, then the answer is … only once — in German Biedermeier.

Pedersen died at the age of 39, but his images were included in Andersen editions for many years to come.

 


Please Read Before You Share

Creative-Commons-License-Logo

Pedersen’s original illustrations are now all in the Public Domain. However, my derivatives are not. They are shared under the creative commons license which allows you to use, save, and share my images, with attribution required, for non-commercial purposes only, and without making derivative works from them. The original Public Domain images are available for you to do that if you wish. I do this in the hopes of maintaining the quality of the images as they get shared around the internet. Saving them to Pinterest will allow you to keep the caption. Other places you share may not do this automatically, but please do try to copy the captions whenever you can, so new people seeing them will know where all the credit belongs. Also, please, I beg you, keep the PNG format. Converting to JPG will greatly reduce the quality of the image.


 The Illustrations of Vilhelm Pedersen, in Hans Christian Andersen’s “Eventyr,”

On October 2, 1838, another collection was started with Eventyr, fortalte for Børn. Ny Samling. Første Hefte (Fairy Tales , Told for Children . New Collection, First Booklet,) which included the following three stories:

The Daisy – 1838

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Daisy" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Daisy"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Daisy" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Daisy"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier – 1838

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Steadfast Tin Soldier"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Steadfast Tin Soldier"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Wild Swans – 1838

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans" image 3 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans" image 4 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.


 The second installment of this collection was released a year later, on October 19, 1839. It was titled Eventyr, fortalte for Børn. Ny Samling. Andet Hefte (Fairy Tales , Told for Children. New Collection, Second booklet.) It included the following three stories:

The Garden of Paradise – 1839

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Garden of Paradise" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Garden of Paradise"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Garden of Paradise" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Garden of Paradise"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Garden of Paradise" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Garden of Paradise"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Flying Trunk- 1839

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Flying Trunk" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Flying Trunk"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Flying Trunk" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Flying Trunk"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Storks- 1839

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Storks" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Storks"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Storks" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Storks"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.


Finally, two years later, the third and last set in this series was released on December 20, 1841, just in time for Christmas. This booklet contained the following four stories:

The Rose Elf – 1841

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Rose Elf" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Rose Elf"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Rose Elf" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Rose Elf"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

Ole Luk Oie – 1841

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie" image 3 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie" image 4 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie" image 5 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie" image 6 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie" image 7 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie" image 8 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie" image 9 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Ole Luke Oie"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Swineherd – 1841

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Swineherd" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Swineherd"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Swineherd" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Swineherd"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Swineherd" image 3 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Swineherd"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Buckwheat – 1841

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Buckwheat" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Buckwheat"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Buckwheat" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist.

    Hans Christian Andersen's "The Buckwheat"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist, Dalziel Brothers, Engravers
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.


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Illustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen – Page 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Vilhelm Pedersen Illustrations
Vilhelm Pedersen Hans Christian Andersen's First Illustrator

Vilhelm Pedersen
Hans Christian Andersen’s First Illustrator

For the first fifteen years, Andersen’s  fairy tales were published without illustrations. But by 1849 his popularity had grown and a new, five volume collection of his tales was published with 125 illustrations by Vilhelm Pedersen (1820-1859,) a young naval officer who is often portrayed as a cartoonist. The Pedersen illustrations found favor with the author, and, in Denmark today, are considered inseparable from the fairy tales in the same way that the John Tenniel illustrations are for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland or Quentin Blake illustrations are for Roald Dahl’s children’s books .

Woodcuts from Pedersen’s drawings were first produced for a German edition of the tales published by Carl B. Lorck in Leipzig. Andersen’s Danish publisher, C.A. Reitzel, paid Lorck for the rights to the Pedersen illustrations.

Pedersen’s tragically young life was lived during the The Biedermeier period, which refers to an era in Central Europe between 1815 and 1848 during which the middle-class grew and arts appealed to common sensibilities. It is the influence of this era that seems to have made Pedersen’s illustrations so appealing.

In his book, “Foreign H. C. Andersen illustrations,” (1969, pp. 24-25) Erik Dal has this to say:

His style does not interpret the great visions, the biting satire, the frightening supernatural, which now and then play a role in Andersen’s multi-faceted repertory; yet it is fully accepted by his contemporaries…”

In Germany, Biedermeier illustrators such as Otto Speckter and Ludwig Richter flocked to Andersen. Again, Erik Dal has this to say:

 If you ask how often a truly trend-setting group of illustrators in a given country at a given time have worked with Andersen’s fairy tales, then the answer is … only once — in German Biedermeier.

Pedersen died at the age of 39, but his images were included in Andersen editions for many years to come.


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Pedersen’s original illustrations are now all in the Public Domain. However, my derivatives are not. They are shared under the creative commons license which allows you to use, save, and share my images, with attribution required, for non-commercial purposes only, and without making derivative works from them. The original Public Domain images are available for you to do that if you wish. I do this in the hopes of maintaining the quality of the images as they get shared around the internet. Saving them to Pinterest will allow you to keep the caption. Other places you share may not do this automatically, but please do try to copy the captions whenever you can, so new people seeing them will know where all the credit belongs. Also, please, I beg you, keep the PNG format. Converting to JPG will greatly reduce the quality of the image.


 The Illustrations of Vilhelm Pedersen, in Hans Christian Andersen’s “Eventyr,”

 The first four tales presented here were published together in a small booklet called Eventyr, fortalte for Børn. Første Samling. Første Hefte (Fairy Tales , Told for Children . First Collection, first booklet) on May 8, 1835.

In a letter (dated March 16th, 1835) to Henriette Wulff, HCA mentions that he has just written some fairy-tales, and that H.C. Ørsted has told him:

“that if The Improvisatore brings me fame, then the fairy-tales will immortalise me. Of all my writing, they are the most accomplished, but I do not agree”.

The Tinderbox – 1835

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Tinderbox" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist, Dalziel Brothers, engravers

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Tinderbox"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Tinderbox" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist, Dalziel Brothers, engravers

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Tinderbox"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

Little Klaus and Big Klaus – 1835

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Klaus and Big Klaus" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist, Dalziel Brothers, engravers

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Little Klaus and Big Klaus"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Klaus and Big Klaus" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist, Dalziel Brothers, engravers

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Little Klaus and Big Klaus"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Klaus and Big Klaus" image 3 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist, Dalziel Brothers, engravers

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Little Klaus and Big Klaus"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Princess and the Pea – 1835

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist, Dalziel Brothers, engravers

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist, Dalziel Brothers, engravers

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

Little Ida’s Flowers – 1835

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Ida's Flowers" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist, Dalziel Brothers, engravers

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Little Ida's Flowers"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Ida's Flowers" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist, Dalziel Brothers, engravers

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Little Ida's Flowers"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.


The next  publication, Eventyr, fortalte for Børn. Andet Hefte (Tales, Told for Children. Second Booklet) followed shortly thereafter, on Dec 16, 1835, with the following three stories.

Thumbelina – 1835

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Thumbelina" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Thumbelina"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Thumbelina" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Thumbelina"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "Thumbelina" image 3 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "Thumbelina"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Naughty Boy – 1835

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Naughty Boy" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Naughty Boy"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Naughty Boy" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Naughty Boy"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Traveling Companion – 1835

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Traveling Companion" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Traveling Companion"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Traveling Companion" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Traveling Companion"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Traveling Companion" image 3 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Traveling Companion"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Traveling Companion" image 4 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Traveling Companion"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.


The third booklet of this first series included “The Little Mermaid” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” It was titled Eventyr, fortalte for Børn. Første Samling. Tredie Hefte (Tales, Told for Children. First Series, Third Booklet) and was released on April 7, 1837.

The Little Mermaid – 1837

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" image 1 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" image 2 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" image 3 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" image 4 from "Eventyr"- 1850, Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

The Emperor’s New Clothes – 1837

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes" image 1 Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.

  • Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes" image 2 Vilhelm Pedersen, artist

    Hans-Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes"
    From "Eventyr," 1850
    Vilhelm Pedersen, Artist
    From a gallery on Katrinahaney.com.


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Alfred Walter Bayes – Biography

Ever heard about Alfred Walter Bayes, also known as A. W. Bayes? Painter and illustrator, who was born in 1831 and died in 1909?

I am working on another interesting project right now and I was searching the web for public domain illustrations of Andersen’s fairy tales. They are many available but most of them are in black and white. Then I managed to get the scan of Andersen’s Stories of the Household, published by George Routledge and Sons, Glasgow and New York in 1889.

It is illustrated with two hundred and ninety illustrations by Alfred Walter Bayes and these were engraved by legendary brothers George and Edward Dalziel. The book is beautiful and some of illustrations are in color!

 

  • Cover for Hans Christian Andersen's, "Stories For the Household," 1889 Illustrations by Alfred Walter Bayes' From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

    Cover for Hans Christian Andersen's, "Stories For the Household," 1889 Illustrations by Alfred Walter Bayes' From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

  • Hans Christian Andersen, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes,

    Hans Christian Andersen, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

  • Hans Christian Andersen, "Little Claus and Big Claus" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

    Hans Christian Andersen, "Little Claus and Big Claus" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

  • Hans Christian Andersen, "The Ugly Duckling" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

    Hans Christian Andersen, "The Ugly Duckling" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

  • Hans Christian Andersen, "The Psyche" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

    Hans Christian Andersen, "The Psyche" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

  • Hans Christian Andersen, "The Story of My Life" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, Digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

    Hans Christian Andersen, "The Story of My Life" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, Digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

  • Hans Christian Andersen, "Little Claus and Big Claus" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

    Hans Christian Andersen, "The Marsh King's Daughter" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

  • Hans Christian Andersen, "The Ice Maiden" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

    Hans Christian Andersen, "The Ice Maiden" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

  • Hans Christian Andersen, "Under the Willow Tree" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

    Hans Christian Andersen, "Under the Willow Tree" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

  • Hans Christian Andersen, "The Swineherd" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

    Hans Christian Andersen, "The Swineherd" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

  • Hans Christian Andersen, "What the Moon Saw" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

    Hans Christian Andersen, "What the Moon Saw" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

  • Hans Christian Andersen, "The Snow Queen" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

    Hans Christian Andersen, "The Snow Queen" Color Illustration by Alfred Walter Bayes, "Stories For the Household," 1889, digitally enhanced by Katrina Haney. From a Gallery at Katrinahaney.com

 

 

Oskar Klever – Biography

Oskar Klever (1887 – 1975) belonged to an old artistic family, actually of Baltic origin, but since Catherine II’s days, the family had been active in St. Petersburg (Leningrad). Oskar Klever’s father, Julij Juljevitch Klever, once was a much acknowledged landscape painter who was appointed professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and ennobled by the Czar. One of Oskar Klever’s uncles, a sister, and a brother were also active painters. Today, the works of the various family members are shown in Russian museums.

The artistic education and evolving painting activity of Oskar Klever took place before the Russian Revolution in 1917. Klever started as a landscape painter, but in time the scene-painting became his favorite form of expression – not least after the revolution which did in many ways change the premises of his artistic work. He painted decorations and drew costumes for several theatres in Leningrad and environs, he worked as a producer, indeed even as an actor.
Also the puppet theatre and amateur theatres profited from his energy.

Ever since his youth, Oskar Klever had been absorbed by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales and stories. In fact, it was an Andersen picture that effected his entrance to the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts. In the course of time, he created a collection of some 50 paintings, all in watercolour.
During the World War II, when Germans put him into prisoner’s camp, one can only wonder how he managed to procure paper, colours and brushes. He indeed knew Andersen’s texts by heart, and along with the painting he was telling fairy tales to the children in the camp.

Oskar Klever’s paintings which have been created within a great span of years – 1915-64 – are illustrations of 28 of Andersen’s fairy tales and stories. It is significant that the artist has disregarded several of the most famous and most often translated and illustrated fairy tales, whereas several of the less known works from Andersen’s late years, the 1850’ies and the 1860’ies, has especially claimed his attention and inspired him in his painting.

Klever transferred his works to The Hans Christian Andersen Museum in 1968. The 46 illustrations were published for the very first time in bookform in H.C. Andersen. Eventyr. Illustrationer af Oskar Klever (‘Hans Christian Andersen. Fairy Tales. Illustrations by Oskar Klever’), with a foreword by Johan de Mylius, Gyldendal, Copenhagen 1991.