Description: The first set consists of 145 images from the Great Kalevala. Akseli Gallen-Kallela started working with the illustrated version of Finnish national epic Kalevala at the beginning of the early 20th century. The hand-painted and handwritten version of the Kalevala was to be his gift to Finnish people but it was never completed. 

The second set consists of 29 images from the Illustrated Kalevala. The Illustrated Kalevala was published in 1922 as Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s preliminary work to the Great Kalevala. The book is illustrated with opening and ending vignettes by Gallen-Kallela. 

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