The Art that Influenced
Female Flower Frog Design

The Birth of Venus, c.1485 by Sandro Botticelli

Venus emerges from the sea on a scalloped shell. The Wind-Gods blow her to shore amidst a shower of roses.

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Psyche at Nature's Mirror, 19th century painting by German artist Frederick Paul Thumann (1834-1908).

This painting was also the inspiration for the White Rock Girl.

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Lorelei Engraving by Keller, 1875

According to German legend, Lorelei was a beautiful maiden who threw herself into the Rhine in despair over a faithless lover and was transformed into a siren who lured fishermen to destruction.

More about Lorelei and the flower frogs that imitate her.


Folies Bergere poster of La Loie Fuller created by Jules Cheret in 1893.

American-born Marie Louise Fuller became an overnight success after appearing at the Folies Bergere, Paris, in 1892. She danced across the stage enveloped in yards of swirling, shimmering cloth illuminated by multi-colored spotlights. Show me more


The Dance by Alphonse Mucha, 1898. This graphic is part of a four part series entitled THE ARTS.

Common elements in Mucha's paintings were women of idealized beauty posed before circular patterns and surrounded by flowers. This popular Art Nouveau design concept was easily adapted to lady flower frogs.


1912 painting by Paul Chabas entiltled "September Morn."

Flower Frogs in the Image of September Morn

The September Morn Story


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