Aconite - Plants and medicinal herb series #2
Aconite ( Aconitum napellus L.)
Plants and medicinal herb series #2
Watercolor painting inspired by the ' Histoire des Plantes ' book.
The French Royal Academy of Sciences was founded by King Louis XIV in 1666 at the instigation of his minister, Jean-Baptiste Colbert : ' Colbert selected a small group of scholars who gathered on december 22nd, 1666 in the King's Library, newly established in rue Vivienne in Paris, and went on to hold twice-weekly work sessions '. This was the first meeting of the group, which comprised seven mathematician-surveyors, a physician, six doctors of medicine, four astronomers, two anatomists, and a botanist.
One of the projects undertaken by this brand new Academy was to compile a compendium of knowledge about plants in a volume entitled 'Histoire des Plantes'.
Archival giclee print of the original watercolor painting.
Signed in pencil.
Printed on fine art " BFK Rives " hot-pressed paper, smooth surface, 140 lb, 100% cotton (acid free ), using archival pigment inks.
The paper measures 8X10 inches (20,3 cm X 25,4 cm)
8 1/4" X 11 3/4":
The paper measures 8 1/4 inches X 11 3/4 inches (21 cm X 29,7 cm)
The image area fits in an 8 x 10 mat opening.
11" X 14":
The paper measures 11 X 14 inches ( 28 X 35,5 cm )
11.7" X 16.5":
The paper measures 11.7 inches X 16.5 inches ( 29,7 cm X 42 cm )
The image area fits in an 11 x 14 mat opening.
12" X 16":
The paper measures 12 X 16 inches ( 30,5 cm X 40,6 cm )
The paper measures 13" X 17" ( 33 cm X 43 cm )
The image area fits in a 12 x 16 mat opening.
Packaged with love and shipped flat in a protective cello sleeve with cardboard and a sturdy envelope.
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