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).
Then the young King was cut to the heart, and went, day out day in, thinking and thinking how he should get back to his Queen.
“I’ll just try,” he thought, “if I can’t learn where Whiteland lies;” and so he went out into the world to ask.
So when he had gone a good way, he came to a high hill, and there he met one who was lord over all the beasts of the wood, for they all came home to him when he blew his horn; so the King asked if he knew where Whiteland was.
“No, I don’t,” said he, “but I’ll ask my beasts.” Then he blew his horn and called them, and asked if any of them knew where Whiteland lay. But there was no beast that knew.
So the man gave him a pair of snow-shoes.
“When you get on these,” he said, “you’ll come to my brother, who lives hundreds of miles off; he is lord over all the birds of the air. Ask him. When you reach his house, just turn the shoes so that the toes point this way, and they’ll come home of themselves.”