Antique Violets Yard Long Print Bride Mothers Day Gift.
This outstanding antique violets print is by the Victorian artist Mary E. Hart. Hart was known as "the violets artist", and this lovely study of both pinkish purple and white double violets is just gorgeous. The blooms are expertly detailed, some casually laid upon a tabletop as if they were freshly gathered, others stuffed into a vase to overflowing. There is also a ribbon garland, tied around two white violets nosegays at left, and around several purple nosegays. In Victorian times, the little violet stood for the virtue of "Faithfulness", while the white violet or sweet violet symbolized "Modesty". Not much is known about Hart's life, but she was indeed prolific with her violet studies. This piece would be such a fine gift item, especially for the bride. Yard long prints are fabulous hanging over doorways, kitchen nooks, couches, beds, anywhere for a focal point to any flower print collection.
This print is a yard long print. It is also a chromolithograph, and the colors align in perfect register. This print was made in 1900 by the Arthur Capper Company of Topeka, Kansas, and lithographed by the Gray Lithographic Company of New York. It is in amazing shape, the colors are unfaded and bright (see closeup photos for the best color representation, just gorgeous!). There are a couple faint, and we do mean very faint roll marks at the top right background area, almost invisible to the eye, but mentioned for accuracy. This print lays very flat, it is not wavy. (Please note: there is no darker area at the right side, it's just a shadow, not on the print.) The print is housed in a gold painted wood frame with sweet little burnished brass corner embellishments that have roses and leaves. The frame is also in VG condition. Overall size is 10.25 x 35.5 inches.
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