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

Illustrations from a 1913 edition of “In Powder and Crinoline” (“The Twelve Dancing Princesses) just waiting to dance into the hearts of little girls everywhere. Kay Nielsen, Danish illustrator (1886-1957).

"The Ship Headed About and Sped Over the Depths of the Sea."
“The Ship Headed About and Sped Over the Depths of the Sea.” Collection of Washington University in Saint Louis. via https://library.wustl.edu/fendi-loves-kay-nielsen/
"Czarina's archery."
“Czarina’s archery.” via http://foromanualidades.facilisimo.com/foros/decoupage/laminas-vintage-antiguas-retro-y-por-el-estilo_684857_504.html
"The Princesses on the way to the dance."
“The Princesses on the way to the dance.” via https://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/liblog/2016/11/enchanting-fairy-tales-dressed-in-powder-and-crinoline/

All works in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1924.