Illustrations for a never published edition of “A Thousand and One Nights”. Danish. Kay Nielsen, illustrator (1886-1957). Never used because World War I came along they lived for decades in a state of hibernation only to emerge back into the sun. Watercolors.

Genie releasing a beautiful woman from a chest from ""The Story of King Schahriyar and His Brother Schahzena".
Genie releasing a beautiful woman from a chest from “”The Story of King Schahriyar and His Brother Schahzena”. Image courtesy of Taschen. Fair use license. via https://www.wfdd.org/story/long-lost-watercolors-1001-nights-bring-new-life-age-old-tales
"A Lady's Lover."
“A Lady’s Lover.” Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Fair use license. via https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2010/09/kay-nielsen/#gallery_af844d4ef01b508dd4a58a4f664794a5d58723e1
From "The Tale of the First Dervish"
From “The Tale of the First Dervish”. Courtesy of Taschen. Fair use license. via https://www.wfdd.org/story/long-lost-watercolors-1001-nights-bring-new-life-age-old-tales
Artwork for the front cover.
Artwork for the front cover. Courtesy of Taschen. Fair use license.via https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/06/kay-nielsen/#gallery_a41c4b91b7c7001fe2969f983cee622e33ed691a
Adulteress and her lover from "The Tale of the Third Old Man".
Adulteress and her lover from “The Tale of the Third Old Man”. Courtesy of Taschen. Fair use license. via https://www.wuwm.com/post/long-lost-watercolors-1001-nights-bring-new-life-age-old-tales#stream/0
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