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.

 


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 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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