Thalictrum aquilegiifolium ‘Meadow Rue’ 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)

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium, commonly known as Meadow Rue, is a flowering perennial admired for its delicate form and airiness. Native to Europe and temperate Asia, this graceful plant has become a favorite in gardens for its soft, billowy blooms and attractive foliage.

A textural delight, Thalictrum aquilegiifolium boasts clumps of feathery, blue-green leaves that resemble columbine or maidenhair fern. From late spring to early summer, slender, branching stems emerge, topped with airy clusters of tiny, star-shaped flowers. These come in a range of soft hues, including lavender, lilac, pale pink, and even white. The flowers themselves lack petals, but are surrounded by a cloud of delicate stamens, creating a wonderfully wispy and textural effect.

The Meadow Rue’s delicate blooms are a magnet for pollinators like butterflies and bees. These beneficial insects flit amongst the flowers, ensuring the reproduction of the plant and contributing to the health of the garden ecosystem. Beyond its beauty, the Meadow Rue provides valuable sustenance for these vital creatures.

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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