Viola biflora ‘Alpine Yellow Violet’ 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)

Introducing Viola biflora, a captivating species cherished for its delicate beauty and resilience. Known by names like alpine yellow-violet and arctic yellow violet, this charming perennial graces landscapes across Europe, Siberia, and Central Asia.

Characterized by neat pincushion shapes, Viola biflora stands about 20cm tall, adorned with fragrant, red-veined yellow flowers measuring approximately 1cm across. Its petals, arranged in five, showcase subtle elegance, with the lowest boasting a short spur. Kidney-shaped leaves add allure, while three-valved seed capsules mark its place in the Viola genus.

Thriving in alpine habitats, it seeks shelter in shaded, damp locales, often near wooded streams or beneath rock outcrops on north-facing slopes. Flowering from May to July, it paints landscapes with vibrant hues.

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!