The two brothers

Illustration of a hunstman and two boys

An illustration for 'The two brothers' from 'Household stories collected by the Brothers Grimm' (London, 1876) [NLS shelfmark: U.150.a].


This English translation of the fairy tales of 1876 has coloured illustrations by the German lithographer Joseph Martin Kronheim.

Here he depicts a scene relating to the fairy tale 'The two brothers'. The huntsman who has adopted the twin brothers takes them to the forest for a shooting trial.

This book featured in the 'Illustrating the Grimms' display at the National Library of Scotland, which ran from 19 September to 18 November 2012


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