Wednesday, 18 October 2017

John Bauer - part 6



John Albert Bauer (1882 – 1918) was a Swedish painter and illustrator. His work is concerned with landscape and mythology, but he also composed portraits. He is best known for his illustrations of early editions of Bland tomtar och troll (Among Gnomes and Trolls), an anthology of Swedish folklore and fairy tales.

For more information on John Bauer see part 1, and for earlier works, see parts 1 - 5 also.

This is part 6 of a 7-part post on the works of John Bauer:



1914 "Skiss till baletten Bergakungen"
mixed media 29 x 34 cm

1914 "Skiss till baletten Bergakungen" 

1913-14 Swedish Folk Tales
(Sagovarld):



The Barrel Bung
"You villain, you rogue!" cried old Lady Skinflint

The Magician's Cape
"The Magician flew back to Alivda's Window"

The Seven Wishes
"At that moment the frog became a beautiful fairy girl"

1914 Among Gnomes and Trolls 8 
(Bland Tomtar Och Troll 8):


Title page 1

Title page 2

1914 Among Gnomes and Trolls 8 
"The Queen's Pearl Necklace" 
(Drottningens halsband) by Anna Wahlenberg


The Queen's Pearl Necklace

The Queen's Pearl Necklace

1914 Among Gnomes and Trolls 8 
"The Ring" by Helena Nyblom


1914 "The Ring" by Helena Nyblom

1914 "The Ring" by Helena Nyblom

1914 "The Ring" by Helena Nyblom
"Once upon a time a young Prince went riding out in the moonlight"

1914 "The Ring" by Helena Nyblom
"Riding in the moonlight"

1914 Among Gnomes and Trolls 8 
"When the Troll Mother took care of the King Storbyk" 
(När Trollmor skötte Kungens Storbyk) by Elsa Beskow


"When evening came, troll mother and the boy sneaked out of the mountain. They carried the trolls' cauldron between themselves on a stick"

"At dusk she often snuck out just to get a whiff of the good smell" from "När Trollmor skötte Kungens Storbyk"
pencil, ink, watercolour and gouache on paper 32 x 34.5 cm

1914 When the Troll Mother took care of the King Storbyk" by Elsa Beskow

1914 When the Troll Mother took care of the King Storbyk" by Elsa Beskow

1914 When the Troll Mother took care of the King Storbyk" by Elsa Beskow

1914 When the Troll Mother took care of the King Storbyk" by Elsa Beskow

1914 When the Troll Mother took care of the King Storbyk" by Elsa Beskow

1914 When the Troll Mother took care of the King Storbyk" by Elsa Beskow

1915 Among Gnomes and Trolls 9 
(Bland Tomtar Och Troll 9):


Title page

1915 Among Gnomes and Trolls 9
"A Knight Rode Forth" (En riddare red fram) 
by Jeanna Oterdahl 


"A Knight Rode Forth"

"A Knight Rode Forth"
watercolour heightened with white 35 x 34 cm

The Prince rode under the stars

from Among Gnomes and Trolls


from Among Gnomes and Trolls

1915 Among Gnomes and Trolls 9 
(Bland Tomtar Och Troll 9)
"The Boy and the Trolls, or the Adventure" by Walter Stenström:



1915 The Boy and the Trolls or The Adventure

1915 The Boy and the Trolls or The Adventure

1915 The Boy and the Trolls or The Adventure
 "The Troll Mother Seeks a Wife"

1915 The Boy and the Trolls or The Adventure
 "The Troll Mother Seeks a Wife"


1915 "The Troll Mother Seeks a Wife"
Look at them," troll mother said. "Look at my sons! You won't find more beautiful trolls on this side of the moon
27 x 28.8 cm

1915 Among Gnomes and Trolls 9 
(Bland Tomtar Och Troll 9)
"The Golden Key," (Guldnyclarna) by W.E. Birch


"And she held up a key, a fine key made of pure gold"

"The birds rejoice"
watercolour heightened with white, india ink and pencil on paper 26 x 28.5 cm


1915 Among Gnomes and Trolls 9 
(Bland Tomtar Och Troll 9)
"The Musician who got the Madonna's Gold Shoe" (Spelmannen som fick madonnans guldsko) by Emil Linders


"The Musician who got the Madonna's Gold Shoe"

"The Musician who got the Madonna's Gold Shoe"

No comments:

Post a Comment