The Frog Tsarevna.
1918. Oil on canvas. The Victor Vasnetsov Memorial Museum, Moscow. Russia. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
The Frog Tsarevna
is a Russian folk-tale. Three sons of the tzar, wishing to find wives shoot arrows in different directions: the first sonís arrow fell in the yard of a nobleman, he married the noblemanís daughter; the second sonís arrow fell on a merchantís yard, he married the merchantís daughter; the third sonís arrow flew away to the swamps and was picked up by a frog. Of course it was an enchanted princess. After many dangerous adventures and a series of quests the youngest prince managed to change her into a girl again