Melandrium rubrum ‘Red Campion’ 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)

Melandrium rubrum, commonly known as red campion or red catchfly, is an exquisite flowering plant native to Europe and Western Asia that enchants with its clusters of vibrant pink to red-hued flowers adorning slender stems amidst lush green foliage. Rich in nectar, Red Campion flowers attract bees, butterflies, and moths, acting as a pollinator magnet. This wildflower goes beyond beauty, providing essential food and habitat for a variety of insects, thus supporting biodiversity.

With a rich botanical history dating back centuries, red camnpion’s striking blooms add splashes of color to meadows, woodlands, and garden borders. In traditional herbal medicine, Melandrium rubrum has been valued for its potential medicinal properties, although its uses are not as extensive as some other plants in its family. Despite this, its cultural significance and aesthetic appeal have earned it a place in literature, folklore, and even modern-day gardening practices.

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!