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February Tee (1889) (Ivory)

While others celebrated New Year’s Eve, Walter Crane (1845–1915) mourned December’s passing. Created sometime around 1889 with his daughter Beatrice (1873–1935), The Procession of the Months synthesizes Walter’s two earlier treatments of the calendrical theme, reflecting age across the gutter between text and image. Walter illustrated the verse that Beatrice wrote. In the case of The Procession of the Months, it seems the images came later, for the preface notes the poem’s creation when she was “quite a child”, demonstrating how “each Season, with its ever-changing beauties, was fully realized by the child’s quick, artistic imagination.” 
All in chilly rain comes a grey-eyed maiden. The tresses of her hair with damp and mist are laden. Her garments all are grey, with mist in every thread, and a scarf full soft is wrapped around her head. 'Mid her veiled hair, some early snowdrops show, in her hand, she holds yet more, as white as snow. Though all is cold and dull yet there is in her eyes a look of hope so sweet that sadness is defies. But now she must depart, and in the gathering night, the mist doth wrap her round, and she is lost to sight. 
The verses by Beatrice Crane
The design by Walter Crane
  • 6.1 oz., 100% ringspun cotton
  • Preshrunk, soft-washed, garment-dyed fabric
  • Hand printed using waterbased ink 
  • Unisex sizing
  • (in inches) S M L XL 2XL 3XL
    Sleeve Length 8 8 ¼ 9 9 ½ 9 ¾ 9 ¾
    Full Body Length 27 28 ½ 30 31 ½ 32 ¾ 33
    Body Width 18 ½ 20 ½ 22 ½ 24 ½ 26 ½ 28

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