Lilium Auratum | John Frederick Lewis | 1871
Lilium Auratum | John Frederick Lewis | 1871
Lilium Auratum | John Frederick Lewis | 1871
Lilium Auratum | John Frederick Lewis | 1871
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Lilium Auratum | John Frederick Lewis | 1871

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The painting "Lilium Auratum" by John Frederick Lewis, created around 1871, captures an evocative scene likely inspired by the artist's fascination with the Near East. Two women, dressed in elaborate and colorful traditional garments, are engaged in the delicate task of handling flowers. The woman in the foreground holds a richly decorated jug, carefully arranging lilies, whose Latin name "Lilium Auratum" refers to a type of golden-rayed lily of Japan, often considered highly ornamental. Her attire, ornate and flowing, suggests a level of refinement and wealth.

The second woman, appearing joyful and active, gathers a selection of diverse flowers into her basket, embodying a lively spirit. Both figures are enveloped in a lush garden, teeming with various species of blooming flowers, suggesting a place of serenity and natural abundance. The background reveals a landscape under bright sunlight, adding to the scene's warmth and vibrancy. Lewis’s attention to detail in the patterns of the dresses, the textures of the flowers, and the play of light throughout the composition reflects his mastery of Orientalist themes, which often romanticize the culture and aesthetics of the East. This painting is a celebration of beauty, both in the human figures and the natural world, conveying a moment of peaceful coexistence and appreciation.

 

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A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasizes different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints include a .25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 

 

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  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
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  • Contains no plastic

 

Sizes:

8 x 12 Inches = 20.3 cm x 30.5 cm 

12 x 18 Inches = 30.5 cm x 45.7 cm

16 x 24 Inches = 40.6 cm x 60.1 cm