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pippin pea

Princess and the Pea


Handpainted Needlepoint Canvas by Pippin & co.

1 in stock


Design area is 9″ wide x 13″  stitch painted on 14 count.

The Princess and the Pea” is a Danish literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her physical sensitivity. The tale was first published with three others by Andersen in an inexpensive booklet on 8 May 1835 in Copenhagen by C. A. Reitzel.

Andersen had heard the story as a child, and it likely has its source in folk material, possibly originating from Sweden, as it is unknown in the Danish oral tradition.[1] Neither “The Princess and the Pea” nor Andersen’s other tales of 1835 were well received by Danish critics, who disliked their casual, chatty style and their lack of morals.

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