PAINTING THE ROSES RED


Painting the Roses Red

We are pleased to present Painting the Roses Red - the multi-piece tableau addition to our ALICE IN WONDERLAND COLLECTION based on the immortal books by Lewis Carroll illustrated by Sir John Tenniel. Painting the Roses Red consists of the Queen of Heart's gardeners, "Five", "Seven", and "Two", painting the roses on of the Queen's prize rose trees. The Rose Tree is made entirely of wired felt with delicately hand painted coloration. The base is natural cork covered with felt. The entire piece measures 14" tall and was produced in an extremely small edition of only 50 pcs.

Five and Seven

Each of the three 9" gardeners is made of the finest all-wool felt and jointed at the neck and shoulders. They have disctinctive molded felt character faces, hand painted features, a mohair wigs, and incredibly tiny sculptural hands. Measuring 9" tall, the gardeners have heavy wire inside their legs to enable them to be self-standing. The Queen's gardeners come wearing medieval felt costumes consisting of tunic with a leather belt and a tiny custom-made brass buckle, integral felt 'tights', felt hoods, and peasant slippers.

Gardener Two

Each character wears a pair of playing cards made entirely out of pressed felt. Patterned exactly after antique Victorian-era English playing cards, the initials "RJW" are incorporated into the decorative artwork on the card backs. The gardeners' wonderfully detailed accessories include custom-made tiny wooden paint brushes and miniature pails of paint!

Gardeners Five & Seven

Each of the three Gardeners will come enclosed in a deluxe RJW presentation box along with the accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration. The accompanying Rose Tree will have its own matching certificate and will be enclosed in cellophane and carefully boxed.

DIRECT PURCHASE: Painting the Roses Red is only available from the RJW Company Store. The set offered here is number four of only five Artist Proofs made and comes directly from R. John Wright in pristine as-new condition. The purchase price of $3,250.00 includes shipping & insurance in the domestic United States. [For overseas shipping rates, please contact the RJW office.]

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