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Virginia Frances Sterrett

Arabian Nights

Virginia Frances Sterrett: Arabian Nights Art Prints at Artsy Craftsy

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Last Book: Arabian Nights

In 1923, Virginia began work on what was to be her last completed commission and the work that is considered her masterpiece, a set of illustrations to Arabian Nights. The set consists of 16 color illustrations, 20 black and white in drawings, a colored picture for the front cover and a drawing for the inside boards. Due to ill health, the illustrations took her three years to complete. It was published in 1928.

Scheherazade, Virginia Frances Sterrett

Scheherazade

Each evening, Scheherazade would continue her tales, never finishing but keeping her husband enthralled with story after story for 1,001 nights.

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

A very large winged serpent coming toward me.

The History of Zobeide

The History of Zobeide: I had just laid myself down to rest in the shade, when I perceived a very large winged serpent coming toward me, with an irregular waving movement, and hanging out its tongue.

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

The Damsel Restored his Form

The History of the First Old Man
and the Hind

The History of the First Old Man and the Hind: The damsel then took a vessel full of water, and pronouncing over it some words I did not understand, she threw the water over the calf, which instantly regained my son's form.

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

The Princess Had Great Beauty

The History of the Second Calendar

The History of the Second Calendar: Her great beauty, and sweetness and civility wherewith she received me, emboldened me to reply, "Madame, before I satisfy your curiosity, give me leave to say that I am infinitely gratified with this unexpected meeting."

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

Aladdin and the Genie of the Ring

The Genie of the Ring

The Story of Aladdin or the Wonderful Lamp: Immediately a genie of frightful aspect appeared, and said, "What wouldst thou have? I am ready to obey thee. I serve him who possesses the ring on thy finger; I, and the other slaves of the ring."

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

The Sultana had held conversation with a man.

The Sultana was Unfaithful

The sultan loved his wife and when it was discovered that she had held conversation with a man, he flew into a rage and beheaded them both.

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

Aladdin and the Sultan ate by themselves.

Aladdin and the Sultan

The Story of Aladdin or the Wonderful Lamp: Aladdin and the Sultan ate by themselves.

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

They danced before me with great skill.

The History of the Envious Man and Him Who was Envied: They danced before me with great skill.

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

Aladdin Made His Way to the Palace

Aladdin Made His Way to the Palace

The Story of Aladdin or the Wonderful Lamp: They Made Their Way to the Palace.

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

Aladdin Greeted the Princess with Joy, Virginia Frances Sterrett

The Story of Aladdin or the Wonderful Lamp: Upon finding the princess in Africa, Aladdin greeted her with joy.

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

The Story of Baba Abdallah

The Story of Baba Abdallah

The Story of Baba Abdallah: Presently, a thick cloud arose.

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba

The Story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

'Morgiana Danced with Much Grace

Morgiana

The Story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves: Morgiana Danced with Much Grace

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

The Tale of Sinbad the Sailor: The Sky Became Dark, Virginia Frances Sterrett

The Tale of Sinbad the Sailor

The Tale of Sinbad the Sailor: The Sky Became Dark

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

The Third Voyage Sinbad the Sailor: They found it to be a gate of ebony, Virginia Frances Sterrett

The Third Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor

The Third Voyage Sinbad the Sailor: They found it to be a gate of ebony.

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

The Fifth Voyage Sinbad the Sailor: They Stopped to Gather Fruit.

The Fifth Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor

The Fifth Voyage Sinbad the Sailor: They Stopped to Gather Fruit.

13 inches by 19 inches. $91

The Thousand and One Nights , Virginia Frances Sterrett

The Thousand and One Nights

She told him tales for a thousand and one nights

13 inches by 17 inches. $91

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