The flowers are beginning their masquerade as people. Sir Jonquil begins the fun. This is one image of many where the artist Walter Crane has turned flowers into metaphors. Jonquil masquerade features jonquils both in the ground, carried and as part of an elaborate outfit.
This vintage image is from the talented artist Walter Crane (1845-1915). It was included in the book A Floral Fantasy In an Old English Garden published in 1899.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.