Reindeer and Snow Queen - Christmas Greeting Card

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"The King’s son was going to be married, so there were general rejoicings. He had waited a whole year for his bride, and at last she had arrived. She was a Russian Princess, and had driven all the way from Finland in a sledge drawn by six reindeer. The sledge was shaped like a great golden swan, and between the swan’s wings lay the little Princess herself. Her long ermine-cloak reached right down to her feet, on her head was a tiny cap of silver tissue, and she was as pale as the Snow Palace in which she had always lived. So pale was she that as she drove through the streets all the people wondered. “She is like a white rose!” they cried, and they threw down flowers on her from the balconies." – Oscar Wilde, from the story of The Remarkable Rocket in the book The Happy Prince And Other Tales, first published in 1888

This grand winter scene has charmed our customers for many holiday seasons. This exquisite portrayal features a snow queen elegantly seated in her swan-drawn carriage, with a bejeweled reindeer as the majestic steed—a testament to Charles Robinson's artistic prowess! Originally created for the 1913 edition of Wilde's magical collection of children's stories, Robinson's enchanting illustration captures the magical essence of wintertime.

Charles Robinson (1870-1937) was a celebrated English illustrator who made an indelible mark on the Golden Age of Illustration. Hailing from a family of illustrators, Robinson established himself with a distinctive and whimsical style, characterizing his work with decorative elements, unique coloring, and fantastical themes. His talent graced the pages of numerous cherished children's books, including classics like Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses (1895), Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1907), Grimm's Fairy Tales (1910), and Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden (1911). His delicate use of light, intricate detailing, and vivid imagination transformed these tales into enduring visual masterpieces!

This product was custom designed and created at our location in Seattle.

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Product Specs

A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope


Charles Robinson