''The Birth of the Sweetest Flower''
Illustration by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale
This glorious illustration from Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale was published in the 1924 Christmas Edition of The London
It depicts the moment where the Archangel Gabriel greets the Virgin Mary, whereupon the first Rose bloomed.
The introduction to the legend provided in The London Illustrated News follows:
Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)
Code: EFB BSF SGC
Detail (for reference)
Reproduction on 12x18" sheet
Code: EFB BSF 12x18
Our Greeting Cards
When presented on Greeting Cards, this image is prepared as a tipped-on plate - in hommage to the hand-crafted
approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is
hand-finished, with the image presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each
card we also present some information about Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale and this wonderful illustration. We have
left the interior of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.
Our large format reproductions
Each of our large format reproductions are prepared with archival quality materials and processes to ensure many years
of enjoyment. In addition, our reproductions are accompanied by explanatory material relating to this wonderful illustration and Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale.
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