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Woman painted by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale.
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Calilasseia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
I live just 30 minutes' train ride away from the gallery where the original painting hangs.  Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale was also a botanical illustrator, and in the painting you've taken the image from, namely The Little Foot Page, it shows. You can take a botanical field guide to the gallery, and tick off the species she painted. You would probably love seeing the original!

Oh, and in the original, the woman is taking what appears to be a fairly brutal looking pair of shears to her tresses. Shades of Rosalind in As You Like It

I suspect the original artist would appreciate your choice of plant life in the background of your collage for the heroine of her painting. It's a match I too appreciate. :)

If ever you find yourself in Liverpool, head to the Walker Art Gallery. You're in for a treat, and lots of inspiration!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks again for all your consideration!
I am only perpherly aware of the work of  Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale. I did not know she was also a botanical illustrator though.
As soon as I saw The Little Foot Page, I felt the story behind it was that the subject was fleeing, dressed as a boy (a page clearly) and chopping off her lovely hair in order to hide her womanliness. I was always, and still am curious as to the possible backstory. I’ve used her image twice, the other being one that was made into a daily deviation to my delight.  Her situation is reflected in my title “Wild Eyes”  Wild Eyes by KanchanCollage I hope you enjoy it!
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Calilasseia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
I live a short distance by train from the Lady Lever Art Gallery, and this establishment held a celebration of Fortescue-Brickdale's work last year. I bought the book, which illustrates all of the artworks featured in that exhibition. If you want a copy, it's well worth the £12 you'll pay for it! You can find out more about the book here.

If ever you're fortunate enough to visit the Lady Lever Art Gallery, you'll almost certainly love it. Inspirational art galore, including major Burne-Jones, Waterhouse and Rossetti canvases, and the café serves a wicked chocolate gateau! :)

Oh, if you're looking for a truly special face to include in future collages, allow me to introduce you to Luna by Charles Edward Hallé. Whe I was at the Lady Lever a few years ago, I picked up a book - this one being the book in question- whilst browsing the bookshop for a Christmas present to myself, and upon opening it, Luna was the first image I saw. It probably says far more about my sentimental nature than I should reveal in public, that upon seeing the face in question, my first thought was "I want to marry a woman like this!" :lol:

Needless to say,  I thought she would make an ideal starting point for future collages. If you want it, I have a 300 dpi scan from the book, available free and gratis. :)
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alexanderzart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
XD is mey nice i love the work in the part art
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
Gracias mi amigo!
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alexanderzart Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
is nothing :)
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NicoleLekach Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I just can't stop looking at all of your work! The backgrounds and accents you choose in your work is fantastic----Its such a beautiful style!I love the art nouveau feel of it which is pretty much my favorite art style of all time! I will stop gushing and let you get on with your day:D 
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
:faint: Oh wow! That is such a great compliment! 
I can’t thank you enough, it really made my day to read your words. *blushes*
Trust me, you cannot possibly expect me not enjoy you gush, gush a way anytime!
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NicoleLekach Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
oh believe me I will! every time I see your pictures on my feed I have to check them out:D
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Zaichick Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous!!!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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OrchardOfReflections Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   General Artist
Such a beautiful piece. It looks as if she would be preparing herself for something which is about to happen. She is dressed in black and her dress reminds me of an armour. Is she going to battle? What is she willing to fight for? This collage arouses many questions. :)
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I am here to answer many questions. 
Ultimately,  it’s what it means to  you  which gives it it’s relevancy.
Relevance varies so much from person to person. 
Without relevance, It makes me feel my work is a bit of paper sent blowing in the wind.
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OrchardOfReflections Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013   General Artist
What you wrote is very true. Sometimes, as a viewer I enjoy asking questions of the works I see/witness. They are questions which arouse in my mind but which I can not always answer even myself. They don't necessary even need answers and I notice my interpretation of an artwork varies very much depending of my state of mind on that specific moment. This work I enjoyed because of the unsolved questions. I'm glad you shared it here! :)
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Therese-B Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me of Lillian Gish! (in a miniskirt, of course!) Lovely.
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I checked what she looked like again, and you are quite right! 

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Therese-B Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Kind of a combination of Lillian and her sister Dorothy Gish!
You should do a version of the two from 'Orphans of the Storm'!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Theresa!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Cool idea!
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Therese-B Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! -- I'd love to see that!
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MichelleBergeron Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very lovely job on this! The color tones, the detailing, and this ladies posture and expression are done so very well. :nod:
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
It's a collage, so the painter of the woman,   Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale is to be praised, and I do.
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MichelleBergeron Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course. A very good job you both have done. Very remarkable, for both of your styles compliment one another. :)
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Such a kind thing to say! Thank you and have a wonderful week. ~Kanchan
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Ivyssauro Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really cool
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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caddman Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
...Absolutely Amazing job...:clap:
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks Skot!
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caddman Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
always a pleasure  kanchan  ...:iconlovelyheartsplz:
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Javier1971 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful.
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Javier1971 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You are Welcome.

Reminds me to the to preraphaelites :)
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
The woman in the collage is by painted by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale, a contemporary.
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Javier1971 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the information.

I will check this artist, i love this style.

:)
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
So stunning! :D
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind words.
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BreakfastGreen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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