"Ces rouleaux sont tres beaux!" my Aunt Matilda said, as she entered Rosa Bonheur's tea room. Rosa, a French realist-style artist, met my aunt at a ball when she was in France in 1884 when they bonded over conversations on their mutual love of animals. My aunt was shocked that a realist artist would have scrolls of such a whimsical design on display in her tea room. The Red Ribbon Fairy Wall Scroll struck her immediately! Responding to my aunt's initial reaction she said, "Oh, those. They are made by a friend of mine. I can give you these. She will always create more for me." She left that day with a lifelong friend and four beloved scrolls!
The Ribbon Fairy Wall Scroll measures 18"x12".