Arthur Rackham

Undine

Undines are water spirits, first named in the alchemical writings of Paracelsus. In the tale by Friedrich de la Moote Fouqué, such a spirit marries a night, Huldebrand, in order to gain a soul. It was a popular book in the nineteenth century and illustrated by Rackham in 1909. The underlying French folk tale is called Melusine, wherein a water sprite marries a knight on the promise that he never see her on Saturdays, when she retakes her mermaid form.

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False Gold! Arthur Rackham, Undine

False Gold!

He held up the gold piece, crying at each leap "False Gold! False Gold!"

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

Undine, Arthur Rackham

Undine in Arms

13 inches by 17 inches. $91

Lost in the Danube. Arthur Rackham, Undine

Lost in the Danube

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

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A Storm Threatened, Arthur Rackham, Undine

A Storm Threatened

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

The Infancy of Undine, Arthur Rackham, Undine

The Infancy of Undine

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

Undine at the Window, Arthur Rackham, Undine

Undine at the Window

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

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A beautiful girl stood in the doorway, Arthur Rackham, Undine

A Beautiful Girl Stood in the Doorway

11 inches by 17 inches. $91

In the Branches. Arthur Rackham, Undine

In the Branches

11 inches by 17 inches. $91

Beneath the Crystal Vault. Arthur Rackham, Undine

Beneath the Crystal Vault

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

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