Happy Winter Solstice!
1912 John Bauer (Swedish 1882-1918) ~ Julbocken (Yule Goat) from “A Polar Bear’s Tale” Today is December 22nd - the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the official beginning of Winter or Winter Solstice. Bring on the Winter tales and folklore up here! I'll start with "A Polar Bear's Tale", except I can't find any online text for this tale; just a few wonderful illustrations and ink studies by John Bauer. Obviously I need far more research time... (hint, hint to my…
'Inge by the Dark Lake Side' (c.1910) by John Bauer
From "Bland Tomtar och Troll" (Among Elves and Trolls), an annual Christmas book for children. John Bauer [Swedish painter and illustrator, 1882-1918] ____ Slight digital enhancement by plumleaves.