SOLD--A Rose is a Rose by Virginia Lee Burton

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SOLD--A Rose is a Rose by Virginia Lee Burton

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A graphic black and white hand block print on paper of the Folly Cove Designers' in the rare A Rose is a Rose pattern by Virginia Lee Burton Demetrios, circa 1950s, depicting a grid of beautifully stylized varieties of roses among trailing leaves, vines and stems, white on a black field. New archival framing with high quality white-washed ash frame and UV-resistant glass.

This is a unique edition of 1, printed in 1969 by fellow Folly Cove Designer, Mary Maletskos.

Provenance: The family of a former Folly Cove Designer


Height: 19 3/4” Width: 25 3/8” Depth: 1 1/2”

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The Folly Cove Designers were founded in Gloucester, Massachusetts by Virginia Lee Burton, the celebrated children's book author and illustrator who wrote "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel," "The Little House" and "Mabel the Cable Car," among other classics, which have never gone out of print. They collaborated from 1941 to 1969. After drawing a design which was then approved by a jury of Folly Cove Designers, linoleum blocks were hand carved and then hand printed using a giant Acorn press. The group achieved great success and sold their prints nationwide, but always preferred to stay small. Production of these textiles ceased in 1968 when Virginia Lee Burton died. Examples of their work are in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA, among other museums and collections, public and private. They have been the subject of films, articles and exhibitions in the United States and Japan where they have an avid following.