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1970s Wiinblad's King from "The Swineherd" Costume Sketch - Original Vintage Poster

1970s Wiinblad's King from "The Swineherd" Costume Sketch - Original Vintage Poster

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This beauty of a masterpiece was created by the Danish artist Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006) sometimes during the 1970s. This one is called "the king". I also have the queen available.

A great costume sketch by Wiinblad for the fairy tale "The Swineherd" by the famous writer Hans Christian Andersen. This motif displays the princess - which plays a significant role in the story.

This poster is unusual as the king had a sword drawn on his back. The most common poster does not have this detail added.

The story goes something like this:

"There was once a poor Prince; he had a kingdom which was quite small, but it was large enough to marry, and marry he would. It was certainly rather cool of him to say to the Emperor's daughter, "would you have me?" But he ventured to do, for his name was renowned far and wide, there were a hundred princesses who would have said thanks, but see if she did it..."

-The rest is up for you to read but I am pretty sure that the prince at some point will come across the lady we see on this very poster..

The craft of Wiinblad is often colorful, lush and full of humor. He was inspired by the sumptuous oriental style far from the Nordic stylish line. This artwork is differently true to his special line.

The views on his works are to this day very divided, but interest in his finer things are unrelenting - especially abroad (particularly the U.S., Japan, Germany and Norway). Bjørn Wiinblad's contemporaries were not exactly inclined to acknowledge his way to work, so his position as an artist has been a bit special.

Globally, Bjørn Wiinblad is one of the very best selling Danish artists. He is represented at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York - just to mention a few.


Artist: Bjørn Wiinblad (signed in print)

Print: Lithography

Dimensions: 15.7 x 23.4 in (40 x 59.5 cm)

Condition: Excellent condition - very light signs of handling and a little dark area in the bottom of the poster - please see pictures.

Country: Denmark

Thanks for watching and please let me know if you have any questions.

REF: L1314

Materials: Original Vintage Poster

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