An Elf Love Story
The illustrations printed on antique dictionary pages here are by Richard "Dickie" Doyle (1824 – 1883), from his 1870 book 'In Fairyland':
A Little Play, in Three Acts
Scene: a Toadstool.
Characters: a sentimental Elf and a wayward Fairy."
Act 1: "Enter, an Elf in search of a Fairy"
Act 2: "She runs away, and this is his condition."
Act 3: "He finds her, and this is the consequence"
With the addition of a couple of naked fairies, to watch the scene, and some toadstools and ladybirds to be the scenery.
Wood and glass frame
All dictionary prints are hand made using antique dictionary pages from the 1890s. Because they are handmade each one may vary slightly from the picture.