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The nine illustrations in this puzzle are the work of 19th century artist Walter Crane, an English artist and book illustrator. They appeared in a short book entitled "A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden" (1899) and describes a stroll through a garden. Crane himself is depicted lying under a tree (upper right panel) prior to being led through through the garden by a fairy, where he encounters a series of human characters dressed as flowers and plants. These are arrayed in elaborate costumes of petals, tendrils and leaves, engaged in somber reflection and making visual puns about the plant’s common names. It is a delightful book translated into a wonderful puzzle, skillfully arranged and artfully presented by the folks at A&F PC.
Originally geared towards young adults, A Floral Fantasy retains its wide appeal due to Crane’s beautiful artwork and mastery in the creation of enchanted realms.
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Art & Fable makes donations from the sale of this puzzle to The Public Domain Review. Founded in 2011, the PDR is an online journal and not-for-profit project who is dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas.
11.3" l x 7.5" w x 1.5" h