Here is a rare set of 8 color prints by Scottish artist Anne Anderson, from The Briar Rose Book of Old Old Fairy Tales, a scarce and collectible book published by Thomas Nelson (London) ca. 1920. THESE ARE NOT PAGES STRIPPED FROM THE BOOK as with some other Etsy sellers, but high quality prints sold separately by the publisher in the original mailing envelope! I have never seen these before. Originally a set of 12, there are 8 remaining being sold together here. Each glossy original print is 9 1/2″ by 12″, with nice wide margins decorated in an art nouveau style. Signed in the plate by Anderson. Not so well known today, Anderson was one of the foremost female artists of her time and specialized in children’s fairy tales and fantasy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Anderson_(illustrator)
Plates included The Three Dwarves in the Wood, Hop o’ my Thumb, Cinderella and the Glass SlipperThe Frog Prince, Briar Rose, The Six Swans, Rapunzel Rapunzel Let Down Your Hair, and Beauty and the Beast, visualized in the art nouveau style. Original mailing envelope says “12 Assorted Illustrations done by Anne Anderson from The Old Old Fairy Tales–Price 50c–Thomas Nelson & Sons, New York City” .
Prints are in good condition, clean but with light wrinkling but no tears or stains. They will frame beautifully. Some of Anderson’s most wonderful work!