Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Antique Prints of Flower-women

Cornflower and Poppy
Marvel of Peru
Prints by J. J. Grandville. From Les Fleurs Animées. Paris: Garnier Freres, [1867]. Octavo: images are ca. 7 x 5 1/2 inches. Steel engravings by Ch. Geoffroy. Original hand-coloring.
"A series of delightful prints illustrating flowers personified in the form of lovely maidens and their animal retinues. Each early 19th-century female figure is richly costumed in the leaves, blossoms and garlands that designate her flower." You can look at or buy these prints at the Philadelphia Print Shop. They also have lots of other inspiring antique prints including American Indian portraits.

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