Gentianella germanica ‘Alpine Gentian’ 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)

Gentianella germanica, known commonly as Alpine Gentian, is a delicate yet resilient flower species that epitomizes the beauty and grace of alpine flora. This enchanting member of the Gentianaceae family, captivates with its vibrant blooms and enduring presence.

Native to the majestic landscapes of Europe, Gentianella germanica flourishes in alpine meadows, rocky slopes, and mountainous regions, where it adds a splash of color to the rugged terrain. With its slender stems rising up to 30 centimeters (12 inches) in height, adorned with clusters of striking blue flowers, it creates a mesmerizing spectacle against the backdrop of towering peaks.

Also known by the names German gentian or Chiltern gentian this flower’s allure extends beyond its visual appeal. In traditional herbal medicine, the plant has been revered for its medicinal properties, particularly for its role in promoting digestive health and easing symptoms of indigestion. The bitter compounds found in its roots have long been valued for their therapeutic effects, making it a cherished remedy in folk medicine practices.

As a symbol of resilience and beauty in harsh mountain environments, Gentianella germanica serves as a reminder of nature’s ability to thrive in the most challenging conditions. Whether adorning alpine gardens, gracing the slopes of untamed landscapes or as decorative splash to any decor, this exquisite species invites admiration and appreciation for the wonders of the natural world.

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!