The blue flower

Margaret Neilson Armstrong American
Publisher Charles Scribners and Sons American
Author Henry Van Dyke American

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This Art Nouveau design features a blue flower, a symbol of inspiration for the Romanticism movement and a motivator for Van Dyke’s collection of essays. Van Dyke states that he used the blue flower “to signify happiness, the satisfaction of the heart,” and concludes, “my wish is that the Blue Flower may grow in the garden where you work.”

The blue flower, Margaret Neilson Armstrong (American, New York 1867–1944 New York)

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