"I'm pretty sure I can pin all this on you J.M. Barry (or barrie)"
Barrie is correct and while he gave us Tinkerbell, he was simply highlighting the fairy craze at the time. As for fairy (or should I say faerie) wings, J M Barrie never envisioned wings, at least not in his play. His fairies were simply a spot of light and a tinkle sound. We can blame Disney for Tink's wings.
The concept of Wings on Fairies was formed much earlier than Barrie's Tinkerbell, through 18th Century Painters such as Joseph Noël Paton, John Anster Fitzgerald, Richard Dadd, Richard Doyle, Daniel Maclise, Thomas Heatherly and Eleanor Fortesque–Brickdale. "Fairies enabled Victorian painters to explore the subject of sexuality during the very years when that subject was most repressed in polite society. Paintings of the nude were deemed acceptable so long as those nudes sported fairy wings."
Just to clarify the issue.
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