The lily-leaf raft.

An illustration for Thumbelina (or Tommelise, to use the tale’s original name) by Eleanor Vere Boyle. This is from 1872, and I think the colours are absolutely stupendous.

This scan is by me, and is from The Classic Fairy Tales by Peter and Iona Opie.

This post is posted on Sunday 26 June 2011.
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