Frances Walker Lilacs Chromolithograph.
This wonderful antique half yard long chromolithograph print is by the Victorian artist Frances Walker. It is a lovely cascading study of freshly gathered lilacs, tipped to overflowing on its side in a woven handled basket. In Victorian times, the purple lilac symbolized The First Emotions of Love, while the white lilac stood for Youthful Innocence---such a sweet pairing. The artwork is just beautiful, much better than the photos show. This print was made for the Syracuse Herald Newspaper for Sunday, July 22, 1900. It is a half yard long and measures 8 x 15 inches. The color layers align in perfect register. The print is in VG condition, with a slight bend at the left edge, and a little tear about 1/3 of the way down on the left margin, about 1/2 inch. Neither is detracting, but mentioned for accuracy. The bend at the left edge is showing up darker in the photos, but the paper there is not discolored or brown, its only a shadow. The bend is very light, not a crease, and can lay flat. Most definitely a one of a kind antique print, as we've only had it just the one time. THE COPYRIGHT WATERMARK IS NOT ON THE PRINT.
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