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In this romantic print a woman sleeps with a rose on her chest while dreams of the dance surround her. My original artwork "Ghost of a Rose" was inspired by a poem of the same name. This print would make a wonderful gift for romantics, dancers, and dreamers alike.

This signed, limited edition (run of 50) digital reproduction is giclee quality, printed with ChromaLife 100 ink on art paper. The image is 6 x 9 inches with a white border making it sized for a standard 11 x 14 inch frame. Reproduction will be shipped flat in a plastic sleeve and protective packaging.

This image is also available as an ACEO print:
And as a notecard:

The Ghost of a Rose

Open your lowered eyelid
Just grazed by a virginal dream;
I am the ghost of a rose
You wore last night at the ball.
You seized me, freshly beaded
With the sprinkler's silver tears,
Amid the glittering feast
You led me about all night.

O you who caused my death
Without being able to hunt it,
All night long my pink ghost
Will come and dance at your bedside.
But fear not: I'll require
Neither Mass nor De Profundis;
This light perfume is my soul,
And I come from Paradise.

My fate is worthy of envy -
For such a beautiful death
Many would give their lives -
Since I have your throat for my tomb:
On the alabaster I rest on
A poet writes with a kiss:
Here lies a rose that all
The kings are jealous of.

by Théophile Gautier (translated by John Hollander)

Colors on computer monitors may vary slightly. Prints will not contain watermark.

All artwork and image reproduction rights © Carye VanDerPol Mahoney and remain with the artist.
Carye VanDerPol Mahoney

Woman with pink rose sleeping and dreaming of a romantic dancing couple - Art Reproduction (Print) - "Ghost of a Rose" - Valentine's Day

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  • Materials: paper, ink
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