Nielsen’s style of illustration is an abrupt departure from the soft, delicate works of Rackham and Dulac. Though all three artists were influenced by Aubrey Beardsley, Nielsen’s work shows the influence most strongly. East of the Sun and West of the Moon is considered the pinnacle of his achievement at book illustration. Nielsen was also the designer for the “Night on Bald Mountain” segment of the Disney film Fantasia.
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen. East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North. New York: G. H. Doran, [1932?].
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch. The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Other Fairy Tales. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, & Co., 1930.
Hans Christian Andersen. Fairy Tales. New York: George H. Doran, .