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The Fairy Queen takes an airy drive in a light carriage

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Doyle, Richard, born 1824 - died 1883 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 116, box A

Physical description

A coloured print in showing two fairies flying on a leaf over a mountain landscape, drawn by a group of butterflies

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1870 (made)


Doyle, Richard, born 1824 - died 1883 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

The Fairy Queen takes an airy drive in a light carriage, a twelve-in-hand, drawn by thoroughbred butterflies


Height: 18 cm Image size, Width: 30 cm Image size, Height: 27.5 cm Sheet size, Width: 37.5 cm Sheet size

Descriptive line

An illustration from In Fairyland by Richard Doyle, ca. 1870

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

Bruno Girveau and Roger Diederen, eds. Walt Disney's wunderbare Welt und ihre Wurzeln in der europaischen Kunst Munchen: Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung: 2008.

Production Note

This print is an illustration from the book In Fairyland: A Series of Pictures from the Elf World, published in London in 1870.

Subjects depicted

Fairies; Butterflies




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