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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Illustrations to Russian folk tales on the postcards of 1950s

Царевна-лягушкаIllustration to Russian folk tale «Princess Frog» by N.Kochergin

...One day the king called them to him and said, "My sons. let each of you make a bow for himself and shoot an arrow. The maiden who brings your arrow back will be your bride; and he whose arrow is not returned will stay unwed..."

Маша и медведьIllustration to Russian folk tale Masha and The Bear by T.Sazonova.
...Masha baked some pies and said to the bear: "Take the pies to my Grandma and Grandpa”. The bear strapped the basket on his back and started off...

Гуси-лебедиIllustration to Russian folk tale "The Magic Swan-Geese" by T.Sazonova

…She went out again and ran on with her brother. The geese saw her and flew after her. They came quite close, they began to strike at her with their wings; at any moment they would tear her brother from her hands…

По щучьему велениюIllustration to Russian folk tale "Emelya and the Pike" by N.Kochergin

…The Pike suddenly spoke up in a human voice and said: «Let me go, Emelya, and I’ll do you a good turn, too, some day…»

По щучьему велениюIllustration to Russian folk tale "Emelya and the Pike" by N.Kochergin

"…By will of the Pike, do as I like! Let the Tsar's daughter fall in love with me". Then he added: "Go home, stove!" The stove turned straight to Emelya's village. It whisked into the hut and went back to its place, and Emelya lay on the stove ledge as before…"

Сивка-буркаIllustration to Russian folk tale Sivka-Burka by N.Kochergin

…On the third night Ivanushka saw a great chestnut-gray stallion wearing a gold saddle and a silver bridle. The stallion started to eat and trampled the wheat. Ivanushka managed to catch the wonderful horse…

Сивка-буркаIllustration to Russian folk tale Sivka-Burka by N.Kochergin

…Sivka jumped trying to reach the princess… On the third day, Ivanushka and Sivka-Burka reached the princess and took the ring from her finger. Then they galloped away so quickly that nobody could even see Ivanushka's face...

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1 comment:

  1. Russian folk art has always seemed magical to me. I have quite a few books, postcards, paintings on birchbark, carvings, etc myself. I was delighted to stumble upon your shop in etsy.

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