La Petite Sirène

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The Little Mermaid

Drawing by Françoise Taylor, 1945/46
Actual size: 285mm high x 210mm wide

For ‘La Petite Sirène’ (‘The Little Mermaid’), a fairy tale by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. The story follows the journey of a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea as a mermaid to gain a human soul. It was first published in 1837 as part of a collection of fairy tales for children.

From drawings by Françoise Taylor

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