Japanese Anemone

Maud Naftel (1856-1890)


Watercolor illustration

Source: Naftel, Plate V

"We have chosen for this example the palest of the pink Japan anemones as the most likely," says Naftel, "from its tender colouring and refined shadows, to teach the student delicacy of handling" (30) — this, at a time when people were fascinated with all things Japanese.

  • On the Cult of Japan — "the interest in Japan which is now awakening in England"
  • from its tender col

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