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Elizabeth Nesbitt Collection @ Pitt: Illustrators Project: Kay Nielsen (1886-1957)

This guide identifies some of the 12,000+ resources available in the Nesbitt Collection. Comprised of children's literature and material related to the history of children and their books, collection items date from the 1600's through the present.
















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Bibliography of Works Illustrated and/or Written by Kay Nielsen

NOTE: This bibliography does not include reprints, translations, compilations, serial illustrations, non-book items for home decoration such as wallpaper and tiles, or the picture books -- mostly unpublished. In addition, books to which Nielsen contributed but did not illustrate entirely are not included.

Andersen, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales. Doran, 1924.

Andersen, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales. New York: Viking Press, 1981.

Asbjornson, Peter Christian. East of the Sun and West of the Moon : Old Tales from the North. New York: Doran, n.d. 
ENR 398. 09481 A 799e

Brothers Grimm. Hansel and Gretel: Stories from the Brothers Grimm. 12 colored plates by Kay Nielsen. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1925.

Grimm, Jacob. Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories. London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1925.

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales. 12 mounted plates by Kay Nielsen. London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1924.

Old Tales from the North. Seattle Books, 1975.

Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. In Powder and Crinoline. 24 colored plates by Kay Nielsen including an oval frontpiece. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1913.

Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. In Powder and Crinoline. Hodder and Stoughton, n.d.

This volume reflects neither the date nor the place of publication. It features twenty-four tipped-in color illustrations and assorted black and white line drawings. Each page is headed by a Nielsen border illustration of wreaths and garlands of vines surrounding the name of the story. The cover is blue and decorated with multi-colored swirls. The spine is also blue and inlaid with gold filigree and lettering.
ENR 398.2 Q6i

Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. Twelve Dancing Princesses and Other Fairy Tales. Doran, 1923.

Wilson, Romer, ed. Red Magic. 8 colored plates and 50 black and white texual illustrations by Kay Nielsen. London: Jonathan Cape, 1930.

Kay Nielsen

Bibliography of Secondary Resources

Birnbaum, Martin. Introductions; Painters, Sculptors and Graphic Artists. New York: F. F. Sherman, 1919.

Britton, Jasmine. "Kay Nielsen - Danish Artist." The Horn Book Magazine. (May 1945): 168-173

Commire, Ann. Something About The Author. Detroit : Gale Research Book Tower, 1979.

"Kay (Rasmus) Nielsen." Children's Literature Review. v. 16. Detroit: Gale, 1989.

Larkin, David, ed. Kay Nielsen. With an introduction by Keith Nicholson. Toronto: Peacock Press, 1975.

Larkin, David, ed. The Unknown Paintings of Kay Nielsen. With an elegy by Hildegard Flanner. Toronto: Peacock Press, 1977.

Meyer, Susan. A Treasury Of The Great Children's Book IllustratorsNew York: Harry N. Abrams, 1983.

Nielson, Kay. Canticle Of The Sun. Los Angeles, CA: Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School, 1946.

Nielsen, Kay. "Kay Nielsen's Own Story." The Horn Book Magazine. (May 1945): 173-175.

Nielsen, Kay. Kay Nielsen. London: Coronet, 1975.

Poltarnees, Welleran. Kay Nielsen: An Appreciation. La Jolla, CA: Green Tiger Press, 1976.

Children's Literature ReviewVol. 16. Detroit: Gale Research. (1989): p.145


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