Illustrations extracted from the tale The Three princesses in the Blue Mountain, published in East of the Sun and West of the Moon (1914).
The artworks are sold as a series of four 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).
Carried away by a big dense snowdrift, three princesses are being held hostage by a three-headed troll. The King and the Queen are desperate to find their daughters, and promise to give half the kingdom, the golden crown as well as one of the princesses in marriage to whomever could save them. Plenty try, but no one succeeds finding even tidings of them.
And there come a captain and a lieutenant. Ready to try their luck, they are fitted by the King with silver and gold and begin their quest. Yet right after their departure, a soldier sees the princesses in a dream and decides to go on the quest too. After some time, he reaches the captain and the lieutenant, who both decide to follow him. Having faced a bear, a lion and a malignant old man, the soldier leads the captain and the lieutenant to the other world in which the princesses are held captive. With the assistance of the princesses, he kills the terrifying troll in his sleep and off they all go. But after having helped the princesses escape, the captain and the lieutenant prevent the soldier to come back to the earth and they claim the merit of rescuing the princesses.
But in the depth of the other world, the soldier receives the help of an eagle who brings him back to the earth. Claiming his right, he receives half the kingdom, the golden crown and marries the youngest daughter of the King…