Primula minima ‘Fairy Primrose’ 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)

Primula minima, commonly known as the Fairy Primrose, is a tiny alpine delight celebrated for its delicate beauty and resilience. Found in the high mountain ranges of Europe, like the Alps and Carpathians, this tiny wonder thrives in harsh conditions, often clinging to rocky crevices at elevations between 1200 and 3000 meters.

A true testament to nature’s ability to create breathtaking beauty in small packages, the low-growing Fairy Primrose forms a charming mat of deep green, toothed leaves. From this base emerge slender stalks that hold aloft single or paired blooms, typically measuring 1.5 to 3 centimeters across. The flowers themselves are a delightful sight, with deeply notched petals in shades of hot pink with white centers, or sometimes pure white.

Despite its delicate appearance, Primula minima exhibits remarkable adaptability. This high-altitude dweller relies more on seed dispersal than vegetative growth, ensuring its survival in the harsh mountain environment. While not commonly seen flowering in cultivation, this vintage print captures the essence of its natural beauty.

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!