bland tomtar

“Lena och riddaren dansa” / “ Lena dances with the knight ”
Signed John Bauer and dated 1915.
Watercolour, heightening white, indian ink and pencil on paper.
26 x 28.5 cm.

This illustration was created by John Bauer (1882-1918) for W.E. Björk’s fairy tale ‘Guldnycklarna’ in “Bland tomtar och troll” / “Among gnomes and trolls” in 1915.

John Bauer (1882–1918), ‘Ännu sitter Tuvstarr kvar och ser ner i vattnet’ (Still, Tuvstarr sits and gazes down into the water). Illustration for 'Bland tomtar och troll’ (Among Gnomes and Trolls, Swedish annual and folklore/ children’s tales periodical published between 1907 and 1915)

anonymous asked:


WOW. I think you need to meditate and free yourself from this anger. Although, if it is because you think the term ‘cottongrass’ is racist… Here’s a story you might enjoy! :D
An AMAZING swedish illustrator and painter called John Bauer. His work mainly revolves around landscapes and mythology. He is best known however for his illustrations of Bland tomtar och troll (Among Gnomes and Trolls), an anthology of Swedish folklore and fairy tales. Within these amazing stories, is little princess Cottongrass who sits among the lakes and forests with her forest friends. 

I have been given this name by a dear friend because she is me and I am her. I hope that you will never know me because you seem like a terribly dark soul, but for those who do know I am far from racist. I feel for you that you are so angry, so I hope you seek inner peace soon :)