This Offering the Roses wall tapestry is based on the painting by British artist John William Waterhouse. Here we see a maiden offering roses she has plucked, inspired by the poem To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time by Robert Herrick "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying." It is related to the other tapestry "Gathering Rose Buds". John William Waterhouse produced works depicting women mostly in classic poses and situations often based on mythology and literature including the La Belle Dame sans Merci , Soul of the Rose, Lady of Shalott, and Jason and Medea. The Offering the Roses tapestry is backed with a lining and a tunnel for easy hanging. Note: tapestry rods and tassels, where pictured, are not included in the price.