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The Canary Prince

The Canary Prince

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Postcard from my original watercolour painting "The Canary Prince" inspired by a fairy tale by Italo Calvino.

The postcard measures 10x13 cm or 4.21x5,47 inch and will be sent in a protective plastic sleeve.

THE CANARY PRINCE (an Italian fairy tale by Italo Calvino)

A jealous stepmother persuades her husband the king to lock his daughter in a castle in the forest.

One day, a king's son goes by, hunting, and is astounded to see the abandoned castle in use. He sees the daughter, but they are unable to communicate except by gesture. A witch, to help them, tricks the ladies-in-waiting into giving the princess a book. When she ruffles the pages forward, her lover turns into a canary; when she ruffles them back, he is restored to his human form.

After some time, the queen arrives and sees a young man by the window, and puts pins on the window sill so that if the daughter leaned on it to flirt, she would be stabbed. These pins stab the prince in his canary form, and even when the princess restores him, the prince lies on the ground, bleeding, and his companions must bear him back to his father.

The princess escapes by cutting up her sheets for a rope, and overhears witches talking of things; one describes how to heal the prince. She does so, and asks for his coat-of-arms, his standard, and his vest as her reward.

He goes hunting, and she turns him into a canary. When he flies to her room and she turns him back, he reproaches her for his injury. She produces her reward to prove that she saved him, and tells him that it was her stepmother's doing.

They marry, and the daughter reveals to her father how wicked her imprisonment had been.
Postcard from my original watercolour painting "The Canary Prince" inspired by a fairy tale by Italo Calvino.

The postcard measures 10x13 cm or 4.21x5,47 inch and will be sent in a protective plastic sleeve.

THE CANARY PRINCE (an Italian fairy tale by Italo Calvino)

A jealous stepmother persuades her husband the king to lock his daughter in a castle in the forest.

One day, a king's son goes by, hunting, and is astounded to see the abandoned castle in use. He sees the daughter, but they are unable to communicate except by gesture. A witch, to help them, tricks the ladies-in-waiting into giving the princess a book. When she ruffles the pages forward, her lover turns into a canary; when she ruffles them back, he is restored to his human form.

After some time, the queen arrives and sees a young man by the window, and puts pins on the window sill so that if the daughter leaned on it to flirt, she would be stabbed. These pins stab the prince in his canary form, and even when the princess restores him, the prince lies on the ground, bleeding, and his companions must bear him back to his father.

The princess escapes by cutting up her sheets for a rope, and overhears witches talking of things; one describes how to heal the prince. She does so, and asks for his coat-of-arms, his standard, and his vest as her reward.

He goes hunting, and she turns him into a canary. When he flies to her room and she turns him back, he reproaches her for his injury. She produces her reward to prove that she saved him, and tells him that it was her stepmother's doing.

They marry, and the daughter reveals to her father how wicked her imprisonment had been.

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