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On display at Young V&A
Imagine Gallery, Adventure, Case 9

Plate XIII The Fairy Queen takes an Airy Drive in Light Carriage

Print
1870 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

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


Object details

Categories
Object type
Titles
  • Plate XIII The Fairy Queen takes an Airy Drive in Light Carriage (generic title)
  • In Fairyland: A Series of Pictures from the Elf World (published title)
Materials and techniques
Colour etching and letterpress on paper
Brief description
Print by Richard Doyle, entitled 'Plate XIII The Fairy Queen takes an Airy Drive in Light Carriage', part of a volume 'In Fairyland: A Series of Pictures from the Elf World' with a poem by William Allingham, published London, 1870
Physical description
A coloured print in showing two fairies flying on a leaf over a mountain landscape, drawn by a group of butterflies
Dimensions
  • Image size height: 18cm
  • Image size width: 30cm
  • Sheet size height: 27.5cm
  • Sheet size width: 37.5cm
Marks and inscriptions
The Fairy Queen takes an airy drive in a light carriage, a twelve-in-hand, drawn by thoroughbred butterflies
Gallery label
Fluttering fairies It takes 12 butterflies to carry the Fairy Queen in her flower carriage. They are delicate and colourful and know all the best routes through the sky. The Fairy Queen takes an Airy Drive in a Light Carriage print Made by Richard Doyle 1870 London Given by Lionel Lambourne, former Keeper in The Department of Paintings Museum no. E.515:27-1997 [Young V&A, Imagine Gallery, Adventure, short object label](01/072023)
Credit line
Given by Lionel Lambourne, former Keeper in The Department of Paintings
Production
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
Bibliographic references
  • Bruno Girveau and Roger Diederen, eds. Walt Disney's wunderbare Welt und ihre Wurzeln in der europaischen Kunst Munchen: Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung: 2008.
  • Taken from R.P. 1997/452 Acquisition Form
  • Taken from R.P. 1997/452 Catalogue Sheet
Collection
Accession number
E.515:27-1997

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Record createdFebruary 28, 2008
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