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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption: Prince Florimel's garden.

Caption:
Prince Florimel's garden.
Artist:
Danby, Francis
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Engraving
Engraver:
Hill, W.
Author:
Adams, William Henry Davenport
Title of Publication:
Fairy stories with a purpose
Publisher:
T.Nelson and Sons
Publication place:
London, Edinburgh & New York
Publication date:
1869
Curator Comment:
The garden is described in the story, 'The wonderful history of King Charming and Princess Rossetta' (ch. 2, pp. 42-3 of the book) where it is the setting for a romantic encounter between the pair. 'Fairy stories with a purpose' was first published in 1867 under the title, 'Truths and fancies from fairy land'. The author, W. H. Davenport (William Henry Davenport) Adams, 1828-1891, was a prolific writer on historical subjects. As was often the case with such publications, a number of different artists and engravers contributed the illustrations.
Note on artwork:
From an elevated viewpoint and contrejour, a deep vista is presented. It recedes from the balustrades and pots in the garden in the foreground, past buildings and a lake from the surface of which the sun glints, and undulating hills, some of them rocky, to more hills on the distant horizon. The sense of the image is of warmth and tranquillity.
References:
ODNB online; DIB online; Grove Art online.


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