Bitter Melon | Momordica Charantia | Botanical Illustration | Framed Canvas
A vintage botanical illustration printed on a high-quality canvas of the plant Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia).
The canvas is a finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail and is amazing wall art for anyone interested in vintage botanical illustration, botany, and nature.
Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia), also known as Bitter Apple, Bitter Gourd, Bitter Squash and Balsam-pear, is a tropical and subtropical vine of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae).
It is widely grown in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean for its edible fruit. It has also been used as herbal medicine by different cultures for centuries for a variety of ailments.
The original botanical illustration was done by Etienne Denisse and published in the lavishly-illustrated Flore d’Amérique (1843-46).
Etienne Denisse (1785 – 1861) was a lithographer for the French royal court and spent his early career at the botanical garden of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris.
He was soon employed by the French government to work in the French West Indies where he spent years illustrating and collecting plants from the region and sending specimens back to France.
Canvas - Features:
- 100% cotton rag with 400gsm standard - Printed on a natural white, matte and ultra smooth
- Acid-free archival inks are used to print on cotton rag
- Wooden frame
- High image quality and detail
- Finger joints -
- Tensioning wedges -
- Lifelong color guarantee -
- Pre-installed hanging hardware -
- For indoor use
Cardboard box with foam supports to keep the product from moving. Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Actual packaging may vary.