Lilium Auratum | John Frederick Lewis | 1871
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 colourful 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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Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


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For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.


  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging