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"He saw hostile warriors, in coloured dresses and glittering armour"(engraving)

'He saw hostile warriors, in coloured dresses and glittering armour'(engraving)


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"He saw hostile warriors, in coloured dresses and glittering armour"(engraving)

5210095 " He saw hostile warriors, in coloured dresses and glittering armour" (engraving) by Dargent, Jean Edouard (Yan) (1824-99); Private Collection; (add.info.: " He saw hostile warriors, in coloured dresses and glittering armour." Illustration for Hans Andersens Fairy Tales in a new translation by Mrs H B Paull (Frederick Warne, c 1890).); © Look and Learn

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Fairy Glittering Hans Christian Andersen Hostile Tales Warriors


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This engraving by Jean Edouard Dargent, also known as Yan, transports us into the enchanting world of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales. Titled ""He saw hostile warriors, in coloured dresses and glittering armour, "" this print captures a pivotal moment in one of Andersen's beloved stories. The image depicts a mesmerizing scene where the protagonist encounters a group of fierce warriors adorned in vibrant attire and shimmering armor. The artist skillfully portrays their hostility through their stern expressions and poised stances. Each warrior is meticulously detailed, showcasing their intricate costumes that are richly colored and embellished with ornate designs. Dargent's illustration perfectly complements Mrs H B Paull's translation of Andersen's Fairy Tales, bringing to life the vivid imagination found within these timeless narratives. The viewer can almost hear the rustling of fabric and clinking of armor as they immerse themselves in this fantastical world. This particular engraving was created for an edition published by Frederick Warne around 1890. It is part of a private collection but has been made accessible to art enthusiasts through Look and Learn archives. As we gaze upon this remarkable artwork, we are reminded once again why Andersen's tales continue to captivate readers young and old alike. Through his words and Dargent’s visual interpretation, we are transported into realms filled with wonder, danger, bravery, and ultimately hope – all encapsulated within this single mesmerizing image from "The Last Dream of the Old Oak

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