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Charles Perrault Collection

Charles Perrault was a French writer known for his collection of fairy tales. His stories have captivated readers for centuries and continue to be beloved today

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Illustration for 'Les Contes' written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)

Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)
MAJ5032113 Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); (add.info.: Cinderella tries the vair slipper)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Illustration for 'Les Contes' written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)

Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)
MAJ5032122 Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); (add.info.: Peau d'ane)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Illustration for 'Les Contes' written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)

Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)
MAJ5032082 Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); (add.info.: Sleeping beauty)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Illustration for 'Les Contes' written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)

Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)
MAJ5032106 Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); (add.info)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Illustration for 'Les Contes' written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)

Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)
MAJ5032093 Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); (add.info.: Little Poucet and his hungry brothers)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Illustration for 'Les Contes' written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)

Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving)
MAJ5032101 Illustration for "Les Contes" written by Charles Perrault, 1879 (engraving) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); (add.info.: Le Petit Poucet)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Scene from Little Red Riding Hood, 1900. Artist: Tom Browne

Scene from Little Red Riding Hood, 1900. Artist: Tom Browne
Scene from Little Red Riding Hood, 1900. This fairy tale, common to Germany, Sweden and France appears in Histoires ou Contes du temps passe (Tales of Times Past) by Charles Perrault, Paris 1697

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Little Tom Thumb, 1938 (print)

Little Tom Thumb, 1938 (print)
7415591 Little Tom Thumb, 1938 (print) by Tapissier, Edmond (E.Tap) (1861-1943); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cover of Charles Perrault's story "Le Petit Poucet", illustration by E)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: The Booty Cat, 1938 (print)

The Booty Cat, 1938 (print)
7415590 The Booty Cat, 1938 (print) by Robida, Albert (1848-1926); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cover of Charles Perrault's story "Le Chat Botte")

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: The Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood, by Gustave Dore

The Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood, by Gustave Dore
Vintage engraving of The Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood. Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault illustrated by Gustave Dore

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Cinderella arrives at Henry Gerbault's Illustration Ball (1863-1930)

Cinderella arrives at Henry Gerbault's Illustration Ball (1863-1930) for " Cinderella" tale by Charles
ELD4869846 Cinderella arrives at Henry Gerbault's Illustration Ball (1863-1930) for " Cinderella" tale by Charles Perrault (1628-1703)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Riquet with the Tuft

Riquet with the Tuft
5669725 Riquet with the Tuft by Unknown Artist, (19th century); (add.info.: Illustration showing "Riquet with the Tuft" (Riquet a la Houppe)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: The Wolf and the Little Red Riding Hood Illustration by Vimar (1851-1916)

The Wolf and the Little Red Riding Hood Illustration by Vimar (1851-1916) for "The Little Red Riding Hood"
ELD4869886 The Wolf and the Little Red Riding Hood Illustration by Vimar (1851-1916) for "The Little Red Riding Hood", tale by Charles Perrault (1628-1703)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Riquet presents again to the princess Illustration de Job (1858-1931) for 'Riquet a la houppe'

Riquet presents again to the princess Illustration de Job (1858-1931) for "Riquet a la houppe"
ELD4870038 Riquet presents again to the princess Illustration de Job (1858-1931) for "Riquet a la houppe", tale by Charles Perrault (1628-1703), French writer (Riquet with the Tuft)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: The Prince Reveals Sleeping Beauty Illustration by Robida for 'La belle au bois dormant'

The Prince Reveals Sleeping Beauty Illustration by Robida for "La belle au bois dormant"
ELD4869974 The Prince Reveals Sleeping Beauty Illustration by Robida for "La belle au bois dormant", tale by Charles Perrault (1628-1703), French writer (Sleeping beauty)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Le petit poucet steals les les boots de sept leagues de l'ogre Illustration by Jean Geoffroy

Le petit poucet steals les les boots de sept leagues de l'ogre Illustration by Jean Geoffroy (1853-1924)
ELD4869874 Le petit poucet steals les les boots de sept leagues de l'ogre Illustration by Jean Geoffroy (1853-1924) for " Le petit poucet" tale by Charles Perrault (1628-1703)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Handmaid donkey skin Illustration by Gustave Fraipont for ' Cane skin' (Ane skin)

Handmaid donkey skin Illustration by Gustave Fraipont for " Cane skin" (Ane skin)
ELD4869794 Handmaid donkey skin Illustration by Gustave Fraipont for " Cane skin" (Ane skin) tale by Charles Perrault (1628-1703)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Blue beard holding his knife Illustration by Edouard Francois Zier (1856-1924) for ' Beard Bleue'

Blue beard holding his knife Illustration by Edouard Francois Zier (1856-1924) for " Beard Bleue"
ELD4869914 Blue beard holding his knife Illustration by Edouard Francois Zier (1856-1924) for " Beard Bleue", tale by Charles Perrault (1628-1703), French writer (Bluebeard)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: The mother of the Little Red Riding Hood warns her against the wolf Illustration of the tale 'The

The mother of the Little Red Riding Hood warns her against the wolf Illustration of the tale "The Little Red
ELD4844692 The mother of the Little Red Riding Hood warns her against the wolf Illustration of the tale "The Little Red Riding Hood" by Charles Perrault (1628-1703)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: The Little Red Riding Hood - Poster, by John Hassall v. 1930

The Little Red Riding Hood - Poster, by John Hassall v. 1930
LSE4089849 The Little Red Riding Hood - Poster, by John Hassall v.1930 by Hassall, John (1868-1948); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Little Red Riding Hood - Poster)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Bluebeard (Bluebeard), Conte by Charles Perrault (1628-1703). Illustration of Vaccari

Bluebeard (Bluebeard), Conte by Charles Perrault (1628-1703). Illustration of Vaccari
XEE4181511 Bluebeard (Bluebeard), Conte by Charles Perrault (1628-1703). Illustration of Vaccari and Carrey in " Les beaux tales" collection " Nos loisirs" around 1910

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: The wolf beats the grandmother of Little Red Riding Hood. Illustration of the tale 'The Little Red

The wolf beats the grandmother of Little Red Riding Hood. Illustration of the tale "The Little Red Riding
XEE4404703 The wolf beats the grandmother of Little Red Riding Hood. Illustration of the tale " The Little Red Riding Hood" by Charles Perrault, 1697

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: The wolf beats the Little Red Riding Hood. Illustration of the tale 'The Little Red Riding Hood'by

The wolf beats the Little Red Riding Hood. Illustration of the tale "The Little Red Riding Hood"by Charles
XEE4404699 The wolf beats the Little Red Riding Hood. Illustration of the tale " The Little Red Riding Hood" by Charles Perrault, 1697

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Cinderella in ceremonial dress with the fairy - ed. v. 1890

Cinderella in ceremonial dress with the fairy - ed. v. 1890
LSE4096471 Cinderella in ceremonial dress with the fairy - ed. v. 1890 by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cinderella in ceremonial dress with the fairy - ed. v)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: The Tale Red Riding Hood, page from Stories or Tales of the Past. With Moralites by Charles Perrault

The Tale Red Riding Hood, page from Stories or Tales of the Past. With Moralites by Charles Perrault
3482441 The Tale Red Riding Hood, page from Stories or Tales of the Past. With Moralites by Charles Perrault, Paris: Claude Barbin, 1697 (print & woodcut on paper) by Clouzier

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: The Little Thumb by Charles Parrault (french writer) The Giant Cut his daughters throats without

The Little Thumb by Charles Parrault (french writer) The Giant Cut his daughters throats without hesitation (engraving)
XEE4162013 The Little Thumb by Charles Parrault (french writer) The Giant Cut his daughters throats without hesitation (engraving) by Dore

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: The Ogre receives the cat, illustration for Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault (1628-1703)

The Ogre receives the cat, illustration for Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault (1628-1703) 1883 (engraving)
PER190848 The Ogre receives the cat, illustration for Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault (1628-1703) 1883 (engraving) by Dore

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Statue of Charles Perrault (1628-1703), French writer, Sculpture by Gabriel Pech (1854-1930)

Statue of Charles Perrault (1628-1703), French writer, Sculpture by Gabriel Pech (1854-1930)
YOU4418268 Statue of Charles Perrault (1628-1703), French writer, Sculpture by Gabriel Pech (1854-1930). Photography, KIM Youngtae, Paris by Pech

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Statue with the effigy of Charles Perrault (1628-1703), man of letter, French writer

Statue with the effigy of Charles Perrault (1628-1703), man of letter, French writer
YOU4418324 Statue with the effigy of Charles Perrault (1628-1703), man of letter, French writer, Sculpture by Gabriel Pech (1854-1930). Photography, KIM Youngtae, Paris

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: The fee shows Cinderella the pumpkin that will allow her to go to the ball, by Gustave Dore

The fee shows Cinderella the pumpkin that will allow her to go to the ball, by Gustave Dore, 1879 (engraving)
ELD4831664 The fee shows Cinderella the pumpkin that will allow her to go to the ball, by Gustave Dore, 1879 (engraving) by Dore

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf dislike like Grandma. Illustration by Gustave Dore, 1867 (engraving)

Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf dislike like Grandma. Illustration by Gustave Dore, 1867 (engraving)
ELD4831269 Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf dislike like Grandma. Illustration by Gustave Dore, 1867 (engraving) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); (add.info)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Monument to Charles Perrault, 1908 (stone)

Monument to Charles Perrault, 1908 (stone)
6202374 Monument to Charles Perrault, 1908 (stone) by Puech, Denys (1854-1942); (add.info.: Charles Perrault (12 January 1628 - 16 May 1703)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: The kings arrives to the castle, 19th century (drawing)

The kings arrives to the castle, 19th century (drawing)
ELD4869946 The kings arrives to the castle, 19th century (drawing) by Courboin, Eugene (1851-1915); (add.info.: illustration from " Le Chat Botte" (Puss in Boots)

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Little Thumb, the home of the Ogre, Perraults Fairy Tales

Little Thumb, the home of the Ogre, Perraults Fairy Tales
Vintage engraving of Hop-O -My-Thumb and his brothers at the home of the Ogre. Hop O My Thumb, Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault illustrated by Gustave Dore

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Cinderellas fairy godmother carving the pumpkin into a coach

Cinderellas fairy godmother carving the pumpkin into a coach
Vintage engraving of Cinderella: Cinderellas fairy godmother carving the pumpkin into a coach, Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault illustrated by Gustave Dore

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Cinderella at the Princes ball, Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

Cinderella at the Princes ball, Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
Vintage engraving of Cinderella: Cinderellas fairy godmother carving the pumpkin into a coach, Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault illustrated by Gustave Dore

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: The death of Bluebeard, Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

The death of Bluebeard, Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
Vintage engraving of The death of Bluebeard, stabbed by his wifes brothers. Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault illustrated by Gustave Dore

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Princess finds an old woman spinning, Perraults Fairy Tales

Princess finds an old woman spinning, Perraults Fairy Tales
Vintage engraving of Princess finds an old woman spinning, Sleeping beauty, Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault illustrated by Gustave Dore

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Princess in a cart pulled by a sheep, Peau d Ane, Fairytale

Princess in a cart pulled by a sheep, Peau d Ane, Fairytale
Vintage engraving of Princess in a cart pulled by a sheep. Donkeyskin (French: Peau d Ane) is a French literary fairytale written in verse by Charles Perrault

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Royal cavalcade, Ane Skin, fairytale, Gustave Dore

Royal cavalcade, Ane Skin, fairytale, Gustave Dore
Vintage engraving of The Royal cavalcade, Donkeyskin (French: Peau d Ane) is a French literary fairytale written in verse by Charles Perrault

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Cinderella trying on the slipper, Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

Cinderella trying on the slipper, Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
Vintage engraving of Cinderella trying on the slipper, Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault illustrated by Gustave Dore. Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Puss in Boots Puss meets the ogre, Fairy Tales

Puss in Boots Puss meets the ogre, Fairy Tales
Vintage engraving of Puss in Boots, Puss meets the ogre who has so much eaten as he could eat, Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault illustrated by Gustave Dore

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Ogre, tricked by Tom Thumb, Perraults Fairy Tales

Ogre, tricked by Tom Thumb, Perraults Fairy Tales
Vintage engraving of The ogre, tricked by Tom Thumb, about to cut the throats of his own daughters. Hop O My Thumb, Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault illustrated by Gustave Dore

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Big bad wolf and Grandma, Little Red Riding Hood

Big bad wolf and Grandma, Little Red Riding Hood
Vintage engraving of Big bad wolf and Grandma. Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault illustrated by Gustave Dore

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Americanorum Rex, Guisius, from Courses de Testes et de Bagues Faittes par Roy et par

Americanorum Rex, Guisius, from Courses de Testes et de Bagues Faittes par Roy et par les Princes et Signeurs de sa Cour, en l annee 1662 (Grand Carrousel), 1662-70

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Castrorum Praefectus Americanus, from Courses de Testes et de Bagues Faittes par Roy

Castrorum Praefectus Americanus, from Courses de Testes et de Bagues Faittes par Roy et par les Princes et Signeurs de sa Cour, en l annee 1662 (Grand Carrousel), 1662-70

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Armiger, Ephebus, Americani, from Courses de Testes et de Bagues Faittes par Roy et pa

Armiger, Ephebus, Americani, from Courses de Testes et de Bagues Faittes par Roy et par les Princes et Signeurs de sa Cour, en l annee 1662 (Grand Carrousel), 1662-70

Background imageCharles Perrault Collection: Le Petit Poucet, Hop-o -My-Thumb (colour litho)

Le Petit Poucet, Hop-o -My-Thumb (colour litho)
5197970 Le Petit Poucet, Hop-o -My-Thumb (colour litho) by Lix, Frederic Theodore (1830-97) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Le Petit Poucet, Hop-o -My-Thumb)



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Charles Perrault was a French writer known for his collection of fairy tales. His stories have captivated readers for centuries and continue to be beloved today. In 1938, two of his famous tales, "Little Tom Thumb" and "The Booty Cat, " were brought to life in stunning prints. One of Perrault's most iconic stories is "Little Red Riding Hood. " The tale has been illustrated by many artists throughout history, including Gustave Dore and Vimar. These illustrations beautifully depict the encounter between the innocent girl and the cunning wolf. Another popular story by Perrault is "Cinderella. " In an illustration by Henry Gerbault, we see Cinderella arriving at the Illustration Ball in her enchanting gown. This timeless tale has captured hearts worldwide with its message of hope and transformation. Perrault's creativity extended beyond well-known stories like Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella. He also wrote lesser-known tales such as "Riquet with the Tuft" and "Sleeping Beauty. " These stories have their own unique charm that continues to inspire readers young and old. In Jean Geoffroy's illustration for "Le petit poucet, " we witness the cleverness of Little Tom Thumb as he steals boots from an ogre seven leagues tall. This adventurous tale showcases Perrault's ability to create imaginative worlds filled with excitement. Perrault's repertoire also includes darker narratives like "Donkeyskin" and "Bluebeard. " Gustave Fraipont's illustration captures the haunting atmosphere of Donkeyskin while Edouard Francois Zier depicts Bluebeard holding his infamous knife. These cautionary tales serve as reminders that not all fairy tales end happily ever after. Through his vivid storytelling, Charles Perrault left a lasting legacy in children's literature. His imaginative characters, moral lessons, and enchanting worlds continue to captivate generations around the world.