Malva sylvestris ‘High Mallow’ 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)

Malva sylvestris, commonly known as mallow or High Mallow is an elegant flowering plant native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia that captivates with its delicate pink to purple-hued petals adorning tall, slender stems. Malva sylvestris, steeped in history and folklore, has long been cherished for its medicinal properties and ornamental beauty.

With a rich history dating back centuries, Malva sylvestris has been revered for its healing properties, often used in traditional herbal remedies to soothe various ailments. Its leaves, flowers, and roots are known for their anti-inflammatory and soothing effects, making it a beloved herb in traditional medicine practices around the world.

Beyond its medicinal uses, Malva sylvestris has also graced gardens and landscapes with its charming presence. Its tall, erect stems and vibrant blooms attract pollinators, while its graceful foliage adds a touch of elegance to any setting. In literature and folklore, Malva sylvestris has been celebrated for its symbolism of protection, healing, and beauty. References to this beloved plant can be found in myths, legends, and poetry, highlighting its cultural significance throughout history.

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!