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April 16, 2012  |  Delaware

Wilmington: The Delaware Art Museum

 A SECRET BOOK OF DESIGNS: THE BURNE-JONES FLOWER BOOK.

Traveller’s Joy, print from The Flower Book. (London: reproduced by H. Piazza et Cie for the Fine Art Society, 1905). Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898). Collotype on laid paper with watercolor addition, 16 1/8 x 12 3/16 inches. Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives, Delaware Art Museum.

Between 1882 and 1898 Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) created a series of circular images, each inspired by the name of a flower. In 1905 (after the artist's death) these representations were published as individual collotypes with stenciled watercolor additions in a technique called pochoir. The portrayals are so brilliantly printed they are often mistaken as original watercolors. Only 300 editions of this publication were printed. This exhibition features all 38 images from this edition, recently acquired for the Museum's Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives. (from Delaware Art Museum website).

 

 

 

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