Illustration extracted from the tale The three princesses of Whiteland, published in East of the Sun and West of the Moon (1914).
The art print is sold mounted in a custom-made passepartout and framed in a wooden frame made of solid oak (external dimensions: 31,5 x 25,5 cm, depth 20 mm).
“Now when you have walked a little farther along the strand here” said the man “you’ll come to three Princesses, whom you will see standing in the earth up to their necks, with only their heads out. Then the first—she is the eldest—will call out and beg you so prettily to come and help her; and the second will do the same; to neither of these shall you go; make haste past them, as if you neither saw nor heard anything. But the third you shall go to, and do what she asks. If you do this, you’ll have good luck—that’s all.”
When the lad came to the first Princess, she called out to him, and begged him so prettily to come to her, but he passed on as though he saw her not. In the same way he passed by the second; but to the third he went straight up.