I'm rather obsessed with fairy tale illustrations.
My favourite golden age illustrator is Kay Nielsen.
Also, Edmund Dulac, John R. Neill, John Tenniel, Sulamith Wulfing, Aubrey Beardsley, C. Walter Hodges, Emma Florence, Arthur Rackham, Errol Le Cain, John D. Batten and so many more.
yes, tinuviel, i can see the beardsley connection but as luxmode i tend to believe i've seen them though...they are indeed wonderful.
luxmode, the one with the swan is my favourite...now this reminds me of a book i had again...i have to do some research.
some books i have lost over the years and as a child one doesn't remember the illustrator's name, so they are hard to find....