Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper
Height: 25 mm (0.98 in). Width: 25 mm (0.98 in).
Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden
John Bauer is known in Sweden for his beautiful, mysterious and evocative fairy tale illustrations.
Best known is the tale of the princess Tuvstarr and Skutt the Moose. The Moose takes the princess from the Dream Castle meadow to the great forest. There she meets elves who take her crown away from her. Then the witch of the woods steals her silk dress and in the end the deep tarn takes her golden heart. The princess does not want to leave the pond, but stays with her heart and lose because of that both mind and memory.