Bird of Paradise Flower by Thornton, 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. Handcrafted in USA when you order.
Note: Frames and mats are for display purposes only and are not included.
• SMALL: 5 x 7" print - fits standard 5 x 7" frame.
• MEDIUM: 8 x 10" - fits standard 8 x 10" frame.
• LARGE: 11 x 14" - fits standard 11 x 14" frame.
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.