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The Paintings of Fairyland

23 May

We are not concerned with modern depictions of faery things. Some of it is quite nice and lovely, a few things amazing and most, for my tastes, cheesy and droll.

However it was in the Victorian era that fairy painting really got started and even taken seriously as groupd like the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood and the Symbolists embraced it as worthy subject material.

Richard Dadd: The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke, 1864

John Anster Fitzgerald: The Captive Robin, 1864

Joseph Noel Paton: Study for The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania, 1849

John Everett Millais: Ferdinand Lured by Ariel, 1850

Edwin Landseer: Scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titania and Bottom, 1851

Walter Jenks Morgan: A Fairy Ring, 1880

The Fairy Raid Carrying off a Changeling – Midsummer Eve, 1867, Sir Joseph Noel Paton, 1867

Richard Doyle: The Enchanted Fairy Tree, 1870

Arthur Hughes: Will o’ the Wisp

Hume Nisbet, The Fairy Falls, 1908

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