Linaria alpina ‘Alpine Toadflax’ 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)

Linaria alpina, commonly called Alpine Toadflax, is a delightful flowering plant native to the alpine meadows of Europe. It enchants viewers with its slender stems adorned with clusters of petite, spurred flowers in shades of lavender and violet. Also known as the alpine butter-and-eggs, this vintage botanical print adds a touch of whimsy to any space with its delicate blooms and graceful foliage.

As a symbol of resilience and beauty in harsh mountain landscapes, Linaria alpina has captured the imagination of botanists and nature enthusiasts alike. Its ability to thrive in rocky, alpine environments serves as a testament to nature’s adaptability and resilience. Historically, this charming flower has been admired for its ornamental qualities, gracing gardens and rocky outcrops with its colorful presence.

Named for its resemblance to a toad’s mouth, Linaria alpina has been referenced in literature and folklore, often celebrated for its dainty appearance and hardy nature. With its cheerful blooms and intricate foliage, this alpine treasure embodies the spirit of adventure and discovery, inviting you to explore the beauty of nature’s hidden gems.

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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