Antique Botanical Prints - Labguage of Flowers by Kate Greenaway
Language of Flowers
by Kate Greenaway
(England, 1884)
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Background:

Kate Greenaway is regarded as one of the foremost children's picture book artists in England in the late 1800s.  Her work depicts the essence of Victorian childhood through her illustrations of idealized children.  The prints shown on this page are from the Language of Flowers, regarded by many as her finest work.  Published in 1884, the engravings are by Edmund Evans who apprenticed with Greenaway's father, also an engraver.  The prints depict different flowers, and the emotions and attitudes they convey.

 

Price per print: Print Only:  $40
Matting Charge:  $15
Framing & Matting Charge:  $75
Dimensions: Print Only:  4 x 5 inches
Matted:  8 x 10 inches
Type of print: Original color wood engraving
Year: 1884

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Acacia (No. 10780007)
Plate 7
Acacia = Friendship

Bladder Nut Tree (No. 10780009)
Plate 9
Bladder Nut Tree =
Amusement
Cowslip (No. 10780011)
Plate 11
American Cowslip =
Divine Beauty
Nightshade (No. 10780016)
Plate 16
Enchanter's Nightshade =
Sorcery
Fig Marigold (No. 10780017)
Plate 17
Fig Marigold = Idleness

Grape (No. 10780019)
Plate 19
Wild Grape = Charity

Hyacinth (No. 10780021)
Plate 21
Hyacinth = Sport
Jasmine (No. 10780023)
Plate 23
Indian Jasmine (Ipomoea) =
Attachment
Larkspur (No. 10780026)
Plate 26
Purple Larkspur =
Haughtiness
Moss (No. 10780028)
Plate 28
Moss = Maternal Love
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Nettle Tree (No. 10780030)
Plate 30
Nettle Tree = Concert

Periwinkle (No. 10780032)
Plate 32
Blue Periwinkle =
Early Friendship
Rocket (No. 10780035)
Plate 35
Queen's Rocket = Fashion
Southernwood (No. 10780038)
Plate 38
Southernwood = Jesting
Thrift (No. 10780040)
Plate 40
Thrift = Sympathy

Veronica (No. 10780042)
Plate 42
Veronica = Fidelity

Wood Sorrel (No. 10780043)
Plate 43
Wood Sorrel =
Maternal Tenderness
Xeranthemum (No. 10780045)
Plate 45
Xeranthemum =
Cheerfulness under adversity
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