I modified this in Photoshop. Here is an original rendering: www.artsycraftsy.com/bauer/jb_tuvstarr.html
John Bauer [Swedish painter and illustrator, 1882-1918]
From the Swedish tale of "Skutt the Moose and Princess Tuvstarr" AKA "Leap the Elk and Little Princess Cottongrass"
Selection from the story by Helge Kjellin:
"Have you ever been in a large forest and seen a strange black tarn hidden deep among the tall trees? It looks bewitched and a little frightening. All is still—fir trees and pines huddle close and silent on all sides. Sometimes the trees bend cautiously and shyly over the water as if they are wondering what may be hidden in the dark depths. There is another forest growing in the water, and it, too, is full of wonder and stillness. Strangest of all, never have the two forests been able to speak to each other.
By the edge of the pool and out in the water are soft tussocks covered with brown bear moss and wooly white cottongrass. All is so quiet—not a sound, not a flutter of life, not a trembling breath—all of nature seems to be holding its breath listening, listening with beating heart: soon, soon."
Digital restoration, enhancement and modification by plumleaves.