another time, another garden
… a Whisper from another era …
Flower Fairy by Cicely Mary Barker (b. 1895, d 1973) illustrator, author. Contmeporary with Arthur Conan Doyle and the Victorian Fairy obsessions. Painted circa 1923.
Mary Cicely Barker was heavily influenced by Kate Greenaway and the Pre-Raphaelites. Physically delicate, she learned art through correstpondence schools, the Croydon Art Academy and practice. At age 16, she was the youngest person to be elected a lifetime member to the Croydon Art Society.