Published in "The Studio" in 1897, this is a divine color woodcut by John Dixon Batten (1860-1932), an English artist, famous for his Art Nouveau fairy tales illustrations.
The piece is showing Eve in the garden of Eden, but instead of her discovering the Serpent in a tree, she is in the grass and meeting..a grass Serpent!
The nude is exquisite, and the lush vegetation of leaves and lilies in the style of Middle Ages book paintings started by William Morris and Aubrey Beardsley.
Eve has the typical light blonde hair with a touch of red, made fashionable by the Pre-Raphaelites.
Everything in the scene is soft and innocent. The meeting is so far, just a pleasant surprise.
A rare Art Nouveau artwork that will bring elegance and originality to any decor!
CONDITION: In very good condition with no damage or fading. Colors are very fresh.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 11". Width: 7 11/16". ( 28 cm) by ( 19.5 cm)
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