Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending,
With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending,
Thus Your Fairy is Made of Most Beautiful Things
by French born painter, Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823 – 1903).
The lengthy title, of this work, takes its name from a poem, purportedly written by publisher, Charles Ede.
Pause for a moment, to enjoy the artist’s gift; a crown of butterflies delicately set upon a head, of cascading golden curls.
Consider not only the gossamer effect created by the fairy’s wings; but also the flowing movement, of her opalescent gown.
The painter trims the neckline, in golden thread, strung with tiniest of jewels; set against cool, alabaster skin.
A slight blush, rose stained lips and deep cerulean eyes complete a beautiful composition.
Sometimes, at the end of a busy day, it’s nice to revel in the details of something pleasant; if only for a moment.
May tomorrow be as beautiful as Sophie’s Fairy!