Sea Island Cotton | Gossypium Barbadense | Botanical Illustration | Framed Canvas
This great vintage botanical canvas print of the plant Sea Island Cotton (Gossypium Barbadense) has been meticulously restored and given new life.
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.
Sea Island Cotton (Gossypium barbadense), also known as an extra-long staple or creole cotton, is a species of a cotton plant.
The cotton harvested from the plant is commonly sold as Pima cotton. The name Pima was applied in honor of the Pima Indians, who helped raise the cotton on experimental farms in Arizona in the early 1900s.
The plant has also a long history of medicinal use.
The species is a tropical, frost-sensitive perennial that produces yellow flowers and has black seeds. It grows as a small, bushy tree and yields cotton with unusually long, silky fibers.
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.