Illustrations extracted from the tale The Giant who had no heart in his body, published in East of the Sun and West of the Moon (1914).
The artworks are sold as a series of three prints mounted in custom-made passepartout and framed in wooden frames made of solid oak (external dimensions: 31,5 x 25,5 cm, depth 20 mm).
A king has seven sons. When they come to age, he sends six of them to woo and charge them to bring a princess for their youngest brother, stayed in the castle. Luckily, the six brothers find six sisters, but forget about the princess they were supposed to find for their brother, and get turned to stone as well as their six brides by a giant.
Not seeing them return home, their youngest brother, Boots, decides to go on a quest to find them and soon is guided to the castle where the Giant lives. Brought there by a wolf he meets in the woods, Boots enters the castle, where resides a captive princess. Determined to bring the Giant to his end, they both elaborate a plan to discover where the Giant’s heart lies. After requesting many times, the princess obtains that the Giant tells her the location, and off goes Boots with the wolf. He soon manages to find the heart, and trades the Giant’s life against those of his brothers and their brides, as well as his own princess, whom of course he marries soon after.