Cephalanthera grandfloria ‘Sword-leaved Helleborine’ Framed Vintage Floral Botanical Print


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Presenting an original vintage botanical print by Elsa M. Felsko, renowned for lifelike depictions of flowers and plants, capturing the intricate beauty of nature with remarkable precision. Each print is professionally framed in an elegant gold frame and floated on a lush green mat.

Print size: 9.5 x 6.5 in (24 x 16.5 cm)

Frame size: 18 x 15 in (45 x 38 cm)

Cephalanthera longifolia, aka the Narrow-leaved Helleborine, also known as the Sword-leaved Helleborine is a charming botanical find from Europe’s tranquil woodlands. Flourishing in damp forest settings, particularly among oak and beech trees, as well as forest edges and rocky slopes, this plant adds a touch of elegance to its surroundings with its slender leaves and delicate blooms.

These blooms play a vital role in nature’s dance, attracting solitary burrowing bees for pollination. The flowers’ yellowish dust holds a subtle allure within each flower as two pollinia await their chance to gently adhere their pollen to the bees’ hairs as they go about their work.

The name “Hellebore” traces back to Greek roots, meaning “fawn” and “food of beasts,” hinting at ancient connections and a deep history. Explore the understated beauty of the Sword-leaved Helleborine, a botanical treasure with a story to tell.

Felsko’s dedication to both artistic excellence and scientific accuracy makes her work coveted by botanical enthusiasts, interior decorators, or anyone seeking to infuse their space with the beauty of nature. Each print measures approximately 24 x 16.5 cm (9.5 x 6.5 in), and is framed with generous matting adding depth and dimension to the artwork. with an overall frame size of 18 x 15 inches (approximately 45 x 38 cm.)

Elsa Maria Felsko-Schülke (1908 Berlin – 1987 Berlin) was a famed German flower painter and botanist. She studied graphics and design at the Textile School in Berlin, and studied botanical illustration at the University of Göttingen under the botanist Robert Pilger. She initially worked as a botanical illustrator at the University of Göttingen and later for Robert Pilger at the Botanical Museum in Berlin-Dahlem.

This is an original vintage print, not a copy or reproduction. Please note all sales are final!