This magnet pictures an illustration by HJ Ford from the late 1800s. It appeared in The Violet Fairy Tale Book by Andrew Lang accompanying a tale from Japan, The Maiden With the Wooden Helmet.
The illustration pictures Hatschihime beside a pond, her helmet removed, washing her face. Her mother's dying words cautioned the girl to wear the helmet at all times in order to protect her by concealing her beauty. She is spotted, however, by her mistresses son, who vows to wed her.
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.