Bird of Paradise Flower by Thornton, Matted Art Print, Natural History, Botanical Illustration
DESCRIPTION:Bird of Paradise Flower, a botanical print by R. J. Thornton. This fine-art reproduction is printed on heavy 216 gsm acid-free art paper. It includes a custom-cut antique white mat, backing board and clear sleeve. Handcrafted in USA when you order.
• SMALL: 5 x 7" print is matted in 8" x 10" antique white mat.
• MEDIUM: 8 x 10" print is matted in 11" x 14" antique white mat.
• LARGE: 11 x 14" print is matted in 16" x 20" antique white mat.
BEHIND THE SCENES:
This dramatic illustration of a Bird of Paradise flower is from Robert John Thornton’s "The Temple of Flora". It was first published in London in 1799 as a portfolio of 33 color prints. These prints were more like artistic portraits than simple botanical illustrations, with each plant set in a highly romantic landscape. Today Thornton's prints are considered some of the most remarkable botanical plates ever published.