“She saw at her feet, instead of the poor beast, a handsome prince.”
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (From the French tale by Madame Gabrielle de Villeneuve)
Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know
Edited by: Hamilton Wright Mabie.
Illustrated and Decorated by: Mary Hamilton Fry.
George Sully & Company: New York. 1915.
2 thoughts on “Poor Beast or Handsome Prince?”
The quality of the drawing is excellent but everything seems to be floating above the background. There’s no sense of depths, just layering one item on top of another.
Yes, the drawings are flat. The the wall and path leading off into the distance are among the few elements that give any suggestion of distance. I think the perspective distortion adds to the other worldly fairy tale feel.
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