This magnet pictures an illustration by HJ Ford from the late 1800s. It appeared in The Olive Fairy Tale Book by Andrew Lang accompanying a tale from India, The Snake Prince, originally collected by Major Campbell Feroshepore.
The illustration pictures the Queen of Snakes, learning how to transform the snake back into her husband
Andrew Lang (1844 - 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, Homeric scholar and historian. He is best known for folklore anthologies, particularly for 12 Fairy Tale Books published from 1889 to 1910.
British artists Henry Justice Ford (1860–1941) and Lancelot Speed (1860-1931) became famous as illustrators of Lang’s Fairy books.