A Floral Fantasy In An Old English Garden: Set Forth In Verses & Coloured Design, Book
This is a A Floral Fantasy in An Old English Garden: Set Forth in Verses & Coloured Design. It was written by Walter Crane.
Crane often united natural motifs with medieval or folk imagery. Whether in his children’s books or in his graphics for the socialist movement, these pastoral, pseudo-historic scenes presented a vision of a utopian society. In A Floral Fantasy, an angel wearing a Phrygian cap—a symbol of revolution—leads the author through a garden in which humanized flowers live in an idealized, medieval society.
It is credited
Gift of Elizabeth d’Hauteville Kean, Smithsonian Libraries, NX650 .F57 C89 1899.
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Its dimensions are
H x W (book open): 27.3 × 40 cm (10 3/4 × 15 3/4 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Botanical Expressions.