Convallaria majalis ‘Lily of the Valley’ Framed Vintage Floral Botanical Print


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)

A woodland treasure Convallaria majalis, known commonly as Lily of the Valley, is famed for its fragrant, drooping, bell-shaped white blooms that adorn the landscape each spring.

Originating from Asia and Europe’s cool temperate regions, this fragile beauty  is known by various names such as May bells, Our Lady’s tears, and Mary’s tears, and carries a storied past and cultural significance. In old England, it was affectionately called glovewort for its use in healing hand sores, and legend has it that Apollo himself discovered it and bestowed upon it the name Apollinaris.

Produces clusters of fragrant flowers atop stems 15–30 cm tall, the bell-shaped blooms emit a captivating scent, attracting pollinators and captivating all who encounter them. This resilient plant is vital for various moth and butterfly species. Embrace the elegance and enchantment of Lily of the Valley, a beloved addition to any decor, and revel in its timeless beauty season after season.

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!

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