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Illustration to The Little Mermaid from Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1870-1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915 (designed and made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by H.H. Harrod

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 53

Place of Origin

England (made)


1870-1880 (made)


Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915 (designed and made by)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Monogram in ink in the bottom left corner

Numbered in pencil on the back.

Object history note

Bequeathed by H. H. Harrod, 1948

Descriptive line

Crane, Walter, A girl seated on a step beneath a colonnade dipping her foot into a lake, drawing illustrating Hans Anderson's story 'The Little Mermaid', pen and ink and watercolour

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, and Department of Paintings, Accessions: 1948, Volume II, Henry Herbert Harrod Bequest, London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1957


Pen and ink and watercolour; Paper


Drawing; Illustration




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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