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