Panel or Freize with eight young girls in a garden by Helen Langley. c. 1899. Plaster. Exhibted 1899 Arts and Crafts Exhibition. At bottom center the bas relief bears the text of the nursery rhyme, "Mary, Mary, quite contrary." The panel depicts a scene of idyllic female childhood and adolescence: Two young girls tend plants, possibly fruit trees, at the left, while two very self-possessed girls, one standing and the eldest gracefully seated, gaze at the spectator. Three younger girls, two with hats, appear at right. — George P. Landow

Text and image scan by George P. Landow 2007. [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


"Arts and Crafts." Studio. 18 (1899): 271.

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