Flower Fairies: THE RAGWORT FAIRY Vintage Print c1930 by Cicely Mary Barker


Flower Fairies: THE RAGWORT FAIRY Vintage Print c1930 by Cicely Mary Barker

THE RAGWORT FAIRY

by Cicily Mary Barker

This auction is for a genuine, original, pretty vintage print rescued from a disbound copy of the Flower Fairies of the Summer.

Date Published: Printed between 1928 and 1940 by Blackie & Son Ltd in Great Britain

Print size: 4 inches x 5 1/2 inches Image size: 3 inches x 4 1/4 inches

The lithograph has a characteristic patina which is natural for vintage paper, but is in good condition considering it's age

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Cicely Mary Barker was born in 1895 in Croydon, South London, and spent most of her life there. Because of ill-health she was educated at home and largely taught herself to draw and paint, encouraged by a supportive family and assisted by membership of the Croydon Art Society. She was only sixteen when she had her first work acepted for publication as a set of postcards, and from that time she devoted her career to painting.

It was her Flower Fairies that brought Cicely Mary Barker her greatest popular acclaim. Like the pre-Raphaelite painters whom she so much admired, she believed in recreating the beauty of nature in art and in drawing from real life. Her plants and flowers were observed with complete botanical accuracy and in the fairies
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