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Princess Tuvstarr gazing down into the dark waters of the forest tarn.

John Bauer1913

Malmö Konstmuseum

Malmö Konstmuseum

John Bauer is known in Sweden for his beautiful, mysterious and evocative fairy tale illustrations. Best known is the tale of the princess Tuvstarr and Skutt the Moose. The Moose takes the princess from the Dream Castle meadow to the great forest. There she meets elves who take her crown away from her. Then the witch of the woods steals her silk dress and in the end the deep tarn takes her golden heart. The princess does not want to leave the pond, but stays with her ​​heart and lose because of that both mind and memory.

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  • Title: Princess Tuvstarr gazing down into the dark waters of the forest tarn.
  • Date Created: 1913
  • Location Created: Sweden
  • Signatures: John Bauer 1913
  • Provenance: Purchased at The Baltic Exhibition in Malmö 1914
  • Physical Dimensions: w25 x h25 cm (Complete)
  • Painter: John Bauer
  • Exhibition History: 2008-2009: Walt Disney’s Woderful World and its Roots in European Art; Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, München, Germany and Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Malmö Art Museum, Malmö Art Museum
  • Medium: Watercolor, gouache and pensil on paper

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