John Bauer (June 4, 1882 – November 20, 1918) was a Swedish painter and illustrator best known for his illustrations of Bland tomtar och troll (Among Gnomes and Trolls). Princess Tuvstarr and the Fishpond (named after Carex cespitosa), painted in 1913, is perhaps Bauer's most notable work 99168232_large_1_tumblr_miad20YRcT1r8shl8o1_1280.jpg (624×699) ~

John Bauer Då och då tog tomten tag i tyglarna (Now and then the brownie took hold of the reins)

Tomtar och Troll , John Bauer

Trolls with the changeling they have raised. “Bortbytingarna” from “Bland Tomtar och Troll” illustrated by John Bauer

Ivan Yakovlevich Bibilin (Russia 1876-1942)-The Black Horseman, from Vasilisia the Beautiful 1899

Ivan Bilibin - "Black rider", 1900 (Illustration to russian folktale "Vasilisa the Beautiful")

John Bauer, study  for Ut i vida värlen (Into the wild world) 1907

John Bauer 1907 study for 'Ut i vida världen' (Into the wild world)