Lilies and Peonies
Shakespeare’s Garden Collection
“For thou art pleasant, gamesome, passing courteous, But slow in speech, yet sweet as springtime flowers…” Taming of the Shrew – Act II, scene i
More than one hundred fifty plants and flowers appear in Shakespeare’s works. He wrote with familiar, even affectionate knowledge about ordinary plants – calling them by their folk names, describing them with vividness and freshness. Shakespeare, like his audience, would have known the many uses of the plants – their medicinal qualities, symbolic meanings and superstitious significance. Katharina’s beauty was reflected in Shakespeare’s spring flowers – binging to mind a bouquet of lilies and peonies.
- Image Size: 7 1/2” x 7 1/2”
- Matted Size: 12″ x 12″
- Edition Size: 300 Signed and Numbered