Antique Sweet Peas Yard Long Print by Henri Le Roy.
This exceptional antique 1890's yard long print has softly-hued, multi-colored sweet peas. It is an unsigned study by the Victorian artist, Henri Le Roy. The sweet peas are superbly detailed, in a cascading study that suggests they were freshly picked. The print is in near fine condition, just remarkable for its age. It is a chromolithograph, and the overlapping color layers align in perfect register. In Victorian times, the little sweet pea symbolized the virtue of "Delicate Pleasures". We have verified this is a Le Roy, as this work was listed in an antique art catalog.
The print is housed in its original frame and still has the shingle backing, and is in VG condition with the usual wear for a piece of its age. These old yardlongs are just wonderful over doorways, beds, kitchen nooks, anywhere for a splash of color. We haven't had this one in quite some time now, and it is a lovely example of Victorian art. Overall size is 10 x 37.75 inches, ready to hang. Postage is an estimate, and overages are always cheerfully refunded--layaway available.