Harry Clarke illustration for Charles Perrault 'Little Red Riding Hood'

Harry Clarke illustration for Charles Perrault 'Little Red Riding Hood'

illustrated image of girl in red cape carrying basket and long-handled umbrella, stopped along stone path in woods, looking at wolf standing on four legs

A 1922 edition of "Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault" included this version of Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf by Harry Clarke, a well-known artist of both the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement and the Golden Age of Illustration. Included on the illustration's page is the line, "He asked her whither she was going." In the late 17th century, Perrault helped establish the fairy tale genre by writing stories derived from previously existing folk tales.

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