Flora! Illuminated… Day 4

Dandelion

Walter Crane. From A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden, 1899. Color relief print.

The beards of thistle and dandelions flying
above the lonely mountains like life,
and I saw them thro’ the trees skimming
the lake like swallows.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Although best known as an illustrator of childrens literature, A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden represents work from Crane’s later years, when he became an influential figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement of the 1880’s-1890’s.

View this entire work online at the Internet Archive.

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2 Responses to “Flora! Illuminated… Day 4”


  1. 1 Beth 05/08/2010 at 7:18 am

    Beautiful and delightful! I just looked through Crane’s entire work and was captivated. Thanks for sharing it. I’m enjoying each daily post — terrific project. Has there been a plug for this blog on the Arb’s Facebook page? More people ought to see it!

  2. 2 Beth 05/08/2010 at 7:20 am

    I spoke too soon — just checked FB and saw each link (guess I missed them somehow before!?) Anyway, thanks for the daily cheer and inspiration.


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