Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent is a beautiful high quality open edition art print.
This painting of two girls hanging Chinese lanterns in the early dusk amongst lily flowers and roses was inspired by a boat trip Sargent took on the Thames at Pangbourne. Seargent went on to complete his studies for the painting outside at dusk every night to get the light just right as the summer ended he has to replace the flowers with artificial ones. The two girls were Polly and Dorothy (Dolly) Barnard, the daughters of his friend the illustrator Frederick Barnard The title comes from the song 'The Wreath', by the eighteenth-century composer of operas Joseph Mazzinghi, which was popular in the 1880s. The refrain of the song asks the question 'Have you seen my Flora pass this way?' to which the answer is 'Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose'.