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Flora's Feast: A Masque Of Flowers, Book

This is a Flora's Feast: A Masque of Flowers. It was written by Walter Crane and published by Cassell & Co..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of Botanical Expressions.

It is dated 1902. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the department.

One of Crane’s most well-received books, Flora’s Feast tells the story of goddess Flora waking all the flowers in a garden for their blooming, to form a great ceremonial spring procession. It was the first of a series of books by Crane that featured flowers imitating human activities. The designer’s playful depiction of nature contrasted with the highly technical language of illustrations for the period’s scientific texts on botany but nurtured the same enthusiasm for the natural world

It is credited Gift of Elizabeth d’Hauteville Kean, Smithsonian Libraries, NX650.F57 C89f 1902.

  • Doily, Flora's Retinue: Lily
  • linen warp, silk weft.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund and through gift of....
  • 1994-28-1

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 25.3 × 38 cm (9 15/16 × 14 15/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Botanical Expressions.

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