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"Once upon a time, there lived a very rich merchant..."

This Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone illustration was salvaged from the 1977 book Dean's "A Book of Fairy Tales." It features the second and third page of the story of Beauty and the Beast, showing Beauty's father plucking a rose and then being caught by the Beast for his transgression. The full-page artwork is fine and intricate, with gorgeous, lush detailing that draws you into the story.

The nearly pristine illustration measures 10 3/4" by 8 1/4". The page is clean with slightly rounded corners and minor creasing where it was attached to the the spine. Framed and matted these minor imperfections in the margin would not be seen.

Vintage prints are always the perfect decorating choice for any room in your home or office. The illustration would also be great for use in your collage, mixed media or altered art projects.

The Johnstones were British children's book illustrators best known for their delicate, detailed artwork who made names for themselves after illustrating the classic "The Hundred and One Dalmatians." Their prolific art made them the most widely recognized illustrators of children's books in England, and Dean's Fairy Tales is one of their more popular works.

Browse my store for other prints in this story to complete a matching wall grouping or for other areas of interest.

Beauty and the Beast Collection: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DaringNell/search?search_query=beauty+and+the+beast

Beauty and the Beast - Vintage Illustration Storybook Print - Deans A Book of Fairy Tales - Paper Ephemera

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  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: paper, vintage book
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 185 reviews
  • Favorited by: 2 people