|Jesus Blasco - The Golden Box|
I thought the royal wedding last Friday was beautiful. I loved the service at the Abbey which captured all the quintessential elements of every fairytale. It made me realise what a timeless ceremony we were watching and how infinitely recognisable the traditions embodied in it are.
The illustrations I've posted this week are all royal weddings in fairytales - some familiar classics, some relatively unknown . They were published between 1969 and 1971 in various issues of the children's magazine Once Upon a Time.
|Ron Embleton - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs|
|Gerry Embleton - The Princess and the Pantry Boy|
|Artist Unknown - The Magic Emerald|
|Jesus Blasco - The Enchanted Lion|
|Artist Unknown - Prince Simon's Long Nose|
|Jose Ortiz - The Very Brave Princess|
|Jose Ortiz - The Magic Whistle|
|Artist Unknown - The Minstrel Prince|
|Jesus Blasco - The Brave Young Shepard|
|Gerry Embleton - The Princess and the Dwarf|
This painting from Beauty and the Beast by Ron Embleton always reminds me of one of the 'Where's Wally?' illustrations. With the focus of attention centering on the comic activity in the foreground the bridal couple are almost incidental as the prince raises his goblet to toast his new wife.
|Ron Embleton - Beauty and the Beast|
|Jose Ortiz - The Prince and the White Cat|
|Gerry Embleton - The Little Singing Frog|
Iveagh Gardens - Dublin
Iveagh Gardens is my favourite park in the whole of Dublin. Here are some photos showing it in all its early summer glory.