Saturday, May 14, 2005
Flora, 1894 by Evelyn De Morgan, The De Morgan Foundation, London.
Married to William De Morgan who was associated with the Pre-Raphaelites, Evelyn has also become part of the group of artists who have come to be included in that genre. On the scroll at the bottom right hand corner of the painting is written in Italian (source):
I am Flora who came from Florence
The City which takes its name from flowers
Amongst the flowers I was born and now changing
home I have my dwelling in the mountainous north
Welcome and amid the northern mists
Let my treasure be dear to you.