The Progress of a Soul, The Victory by Phoebe Anna Traquair A5 foil cover notebook
Beautiful A5 (21 x 14.8 cm) lined 176-page notebook featuring The Progress of a Soul, The Victory by Phoebe Anna Traquair, part of the National Galleries of Scotland Collection. Comes with a practical pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap.
The highly crafted covers are printed on foil paper, embossed then foil stamped, complemented by the luxury binding and rose red endpapers.
This richly coloured and detailed embroidery is the final, climactic work in a series of four called The Progress of a Soul. The human soul is represented by an ideal young man dressed in an animal skin, who was based on the character of Denys L'Auxerrois from Imaginary Portraits by the English critic and writer Walter Pater. In this panel, The Victory, Denys is seen after death, reborn into eternal life. He has been awoken with a kiss from a red haired, red winged seraph, suggesting he has entered the realm of heaven.
Phoebe Anna Traquair was a significant and important figure in British art. She contributed widely to the Arts and Crafts movement and was one of the first women artists in Scotland to achieve professional recognition.