This beautiful painting of a flower seller was painted by Val Prinsep RA in the late 19th Century. Prinsep was a British painter of the Pre-Raphaelite school and born in Calcutta. Friends Dante Gabriel Rossetti at first inclined Prinsep to Pre-Raphaelitism, but he soon came under the influence of another friend. Sir Frederic (afterwards Lord) Leighton, with whose work his own had much affinity. In 1858 he was one of the eight painters who under the direction of Rossetti and William Morris decorated the new hall of the Union Society at Oxford. For more information on Prinsep and this painting please click here.