By one of the most renowned Australian painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries..Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) is this beautiful color plate from a 1914 issue of the English Arts magazine..The Studio.
Originally issued in volume 53 of The International Studio magazine, published in New York by John Lane and Co, it is entitled 'Princess Honey Bee' and is from a water color by Lindsay painted c1910.
It features a beautiful Princess in a Medieval gown, on a white horse, parading in front of a her subjects. She is accompanied by a troop of soldiers and her entourage of attendants and servants. The painting is based on a 16th century tale about a good fairy..Melissa (meaning Honey Bee), and illustrates a poem by the Scottish poet Thomas Blacklock.."For low, in beauties fairest pride, the summer expands her heart so wide, the feathered choir, from every spray, salute Melissa's natal day'.
As with all Lindsay works both the horses and humans are in exquisite detail.
Measuring 11" x 7 1/2" including the margins it is printed on medium weight gloss paper and bears The Studio stamp of authenticity lower right.
Signed in the plate top left it has a tiny loss to the black border centre bottom and is in very good Antique condition.
The Studio was a fine art and decorative arts illustrated magazine published in London between 1893 and 1964. The American off-shoot..The International Studio..was published in New York by John Lane and Co from 1897 until 1931.
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