Angel Wings | Caladium Bicolor | Botanical Illustration | Canvas Print
This great vintage botanical canvas print of the plant Angel Wings (Caladium bicolor) has been meticulously restored and given new life.
The canvas print has a vivid, fade-resistant print and is amazing wall art for anyone interested in vintage botanical illustration, botany, and nature.
Angel Wings (Caladium bicolor) also known as Fancy-Leafed Caladium, Elephant Ear and Heart of Jesus is flowering plant belonging to the arum family (Araceae).
The plant is indigenous to South America and grows in open areas of forests and on the banks of rivers. It goes dormant during the dry season.
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:
- Hand-stretched over solid wood stretcher bars
- Matte finish coating
- Acid-free, PH neutral, poly-cotton base
- 20.5 mil thick canvas, 470 g/m²
- Mounting brackets included - centered on frame
- Hand glued solid wood stretcher bars
- Printed on textured and fade-resistant canvas (OBA-Free)
- 1.5" deep