Flower Fairies

Cicely Mary Barker was born in 1895 in Croyden, Surrey. She suffered from epilepsy as a child and was educated at home by governesses. She undertook a correspondence course in art and also attended evening classes at the Croyden Sshool of Art.

Barker is best known for her Flower series of books. Her fairies were based on her knowledge of plants and flowers and her artistic studies of real children. Her studio, built in the garden of their home also housed her sister's kindergarten school and she used to borrow the students for models, many of whom appeared as her flower fairies.

Asa child she was exposed to the books of Kate Greenaway, and like Beatrix Potter, she studied flowers with a botanist's eye. Yet Barker gives credit to the Pre-Raphaelites for being her greatest influence, particularly the work of Millais and Burne-Jones.

The seasonal Flower Fairies, Spring, Summer and Autumn were first published in 1923, 1925, and 1926 respectively. In 1927, the Book of the Flower Fairties, featured these seasonal fairies in one volume, a multiple washline border being added to the illustration, which added to their appeal. Other collectable illustrations are from A Flower Fairy Alphabet (1934), Flower Fairies of the Trees (1940), the Garden (1944) and the Wayside (1948).

Cicely Mary Barker died in 1973 at the age of 77.


Flower Fairies [72]


The Snowdrop Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1927
£16.00
CMB-01
Out of stock

The Hazel-Catkin Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-02
Out of stock

The Coltsfoot Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£12.00
CMB-03
Out of stock

The Dead-Nettle Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£10.50
CMB-04
In Stock

The Celandine Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
1927
£16.00
CMB-05
Out of stock

The Willow-Catkin Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£12.00
CMB-06
In Stock

The Groundsel Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£10.50
CMB-07
In Stock

The Windflower Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
1927
£16.00
CMB-08
In Stock

The Shepherd's-Purse Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-09
In Stock

The Daisy Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-10
Out of stock

The Dandelion Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£12.00
CMB-11
In Stock

The Daffodil Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-12
Out of stock

The Dog-Violet Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-13
In Stock

The Primrose Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-14
Out of stock

The Lady's Smock Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-15
In Stock

The Larch Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-16
Out of stock

The Bluebell Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£12.00
CMB-17
In Stock

The Stitchwort Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-18
In Stock

The Wood-Sorrel Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-19
In Stock

The Speedwell Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£12.00
CMB-20
In Stock

The Lords-and-Ladies Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£11.00
CMB-21
In Stock

The Cowslip Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-22
In Stock

The Heart's-Ease Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£12.00
CMB-23
In Stock

The May Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-24
Out of stock

The Buttercup Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-25
Out of stock

The Herb Robert Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£12.00
CMB-26
In Stock

The Sorrel Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£10.50
CMB-27
In Stock

The Forget-me-not Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-28
Out of stock

The Poppy Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-29
Out of stock

The Foxglove Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1945
£14.00
CMB-30
Out of stock

The Wild Rose Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-31
Out of stock

The Convolvulus Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£12.00
CMB-32
In Stock

The White Clover Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-33
Out of stock

The Honeysuckle Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£12.00
CMB-34
Out of stock

The Bird's-Foot Trefoil Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-35
Out of stock

The Nightshade Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£12.00
CMB-36
In Stock

The White Campion Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£10.50
CMB-37
In Stock

The Harebell Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-38
Out of stock

The Heather Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-39
Out of stock

The Yarrow Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-40
Out of stock

The Toadflax Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-41
In Stock

The Scabious Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-42
In Stock

The Thistle Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-43
In Stock

The Wild Thyme Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-44
Out of stock

The Scarlet Pimpernel Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£12.00
CMB-45
In Stock

The Greater Knapweed Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£12.00
CMB-46
In Stock

The Traveller's Joy Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-47
In Stock

The Ragwort Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-48
In Stock

The Mountain Ash Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-49
Out of stock

The Lords-and-Ladies Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£10.50
CMB-50
In Stock

The Wayfaring Tree Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-51
Out of stock

The Robin's Pincushion Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-52
In Stock

The Elderberry Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-53
Out of stock

The Burdock Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£12.00
CMB-54
In Stock

The Acorn Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-55
In Stock

The Dogwood Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£10.50
CMB-56
In Stock

The Black Bryony Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-57
Out of stock

The Horse Chestnut Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-58
In Stock

The Blackberry Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-59
Out of stock

The Nightshade Berry Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-60
In Stock

The Rosehip Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-61
Out of stock

The Yew Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-62
In Stock

The Crab-Apple Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-63
In Stock

The Spindle Berry Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-64
In Stock

The Hazel-nut Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-65
In Stock

The White Bryony Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-66
In Stock

The Beechnut Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-67
In Stock

The Hawthorn Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-68
In Stock

The Privet Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-69
In Stock

The Sloe Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-70
In Stock

The Old-Man's-Beard Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£14.00
CMB-71
In Stock

The Holly Fairy
Cicely Mary Barker
c1935
£15.00
CMB-72
Out of stock