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A Floral Fantasy In An Old English Garden: Set Forth In Verses & Coloured Design, Book, 1899

This is a A Floral Fantasy in An Old English Garden: Set Forth in Verses & Coloured Design. It was written by Walter Crane. It is dated 1899. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the department.

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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H x W (book open): 27.3 × 40 cm (10 3/4 × 15 3/4 in.)

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