This beautiful illustration was painted by french artist, Edmund Dulac, for a poem by Edgard Allan Poe called "Fairy-Land". In the poem, fairies come out in the moonlight and flutter about the land. Edmund Dulac was a well known French book illustrator during the early 1900's. He illustrated for fairytale books and literature books. He became a naturalised British citizen in 1912. Later in his life his career expanded into other areas like portraiture, costume and set design, bookplates, chocolate boxes, medals, graphic arts, and even British postage stamps.