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'She kissed the bear on the nose' From "Bella's Glorious Adventure" by Helena Nyblom John Bauer [Swedish painter and illustrator,

John Bauer (June 4, 1882 – November 20, 1918), Swedish painter and illustrator, love this guys art.

John Bauer


forgottenmasterpieces: “ John Albert Bauer June 1882 – 20 November A Swedish painter of some note, with his atmospheric dreamlands, the fairytales of our nightmare subconscious, I feel like.

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John Bauer, renowned Swedish (fairytale) illustrator (deceased together with his wife when the steamboat at Lake Vättern sank in a storm)

"Freya and Svipdag" -- Norse mythology illustration by John Bauer

"Freyja and Svipdag illustrated by John Bauer in 1911 for Our Fathers' Godsaga by Viktor Rydberg. Rydberg maintains that Svipdag is another name of Freyja's husband, Óðr.

John Bauers billeder er så svenske at man næsten mærker den dybe skov med alle sagavæsnerne på egen krop bare ved at kigge på dem. “Sagan om älgtjuren Skutt och lilla prinsessan Tuvstarr” from “Bland Tomtar och Troll 1913″, by John Bauer

John Bauer “Leap the Elk carries Princess Tuvstarr”, 1913 (From the book “Princess Tuvstarr (Princess Cottongrass) and the Fishpond”)

John Bauer, Swedish illustrator (1882-1918). Bland tomtar och troll (Among Gnomes and Trolls).

John Bauer ‘Barn och stentroll’ - The Child and the Stone Troll

John Bauer, Bland Tomtar och Troll

The Princess and the Troll Sons, from The Boy and the Trolls, by John Bauer. ""Look at them," urged the troll mother. "Look at my sons. Handsomer trolls can't be found this side of the moon. But then of course, they take after their mother.

John Bauer,

"Riddaren rider" John Bauer 1914 ("Once upon a time there was a prince riding in the moonlight" is the caption to this image by John Bauer when it was printed in Helena Nyblom's fairy tale "The Ring")