Original, complete edition of a classic Sulamith Wulfing (B: January, 1901-D: March, 1989) illustrated portfolio book, "DIE KLEINE SEEJUNGFRAU", which translated to English, "THE LITTLE MERMAID" by Hans Christian Andersen. Introduction by Otto Schulze-Elberfield in both English and German. This portfolio contains eight of the most gorgeous, wonderful art nouveau style tipped-in color illustrated plates after her paintings and are attached to thick stock paper backing. Tipped-in illustrations vary in size, anywhere from 6 1/2" x 6 3/4" up to 9 3/4" x 7 1/4", all with white borders. Thick stock paper backing measures 11 3/4" x 8 5/8" and all plates numbered consecutively one through eight. Each plate is titled at lower left bottom of backing. Portfolio is near fine with vignette of Little Mermaid and title lettering in gilt.
Per Wikipedia Sulamith Wulfing was a German artist and illustrator. As a child, she had visions of angels, fairies, gnomes, and nature spirits. She first began drawing these creatures at the age of four. Characteristic Wulfing paintings feature slender, fair-haired, young women and men, with large eyes and sad or thoughtful faces, wearing elaborately patterned gowns or robes, and sometimes veils, wreaths or jeweled crowns. These maidens are placed in outdoor settings of twilight woods and moonlit meadows, or in castle-like interiors with vaguely Gothic detail (stone arches, stained glass windows, carved throne-like chairs).
In the above edition, characters are placed in a water setting.
Die Kleine Seejungfrau (The Little Mermaid) Sulamith Wulfing
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