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magnolia grandiflora large format fine art lithograph paul jones 1959


Magnolia Grandiflora. Large Format Fine Art Lithograph. Paul Jones. 1959.


£325 | $453 USD | €379 EUR
Item Number: SA816752
Date of manufacture: 1950
Current Status: For sale
Seller: The Lithograph Archive
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Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States, from Virginia to central Florida, and west to East Texas. Reaching 27.5 m (90 ft) in height, it is a large, striking evergreen tree, with large dark green leaves up to 20 cm (7+3/4 in) long and 12 cm (4+3/4 in) wide, and large, white, fragrant flowers up to 30 cm (12 in) in diameter. Although endemic to the evergreen lowland subtropical forests on the Gulf and south Atlantic coastal plain, Magnolia grandiflora is widely cultivated in warmer areas around the world. The timber is hard and heavy, and has been used commercially to make furniture, pallets, and veneer. Magnolia grandiflora is a medium to large evergreen tree which may grow 120 ft (37 m) tall. It typically has a single stem (or trunk) and a pyramidal shape. The leaves are simple and broadly ovate, 12–20 cm (4+3/4–7+3/4 in) long and 6–12 cm (2+1/4–4+3/4 in) broad, with smooth margins. They are dark green, stiff and leathery, and often scurfy underneath with yellow-brown pubescence.
The large, showy, lemon citronella-scented flowers are white, up to 30 cm (11+3/4 in) across and fragrant, with six to 12 petals with a waxy texture, emerging from the tips of twigs on mature trees in late spring. Flowering is followed by the rose-coloured fruit, ovoid polyfollicle, 7.5–10 cm (3–3+7/8 in) long, and 3–5 cm (1+1/4–2 in) wide. Exceptionally large trees have been reported in the far southern United States. The national champion is a specimen in Smith County, Mississippi, that stands 37 m (121 ft). Another record includes a 35-m-high specimen from the Chickasawhay District, De Soto National Forest, in Mississippi, which measured 17.75 ft in circumference at breast height, from 1961, and a 30-m-tall tree from Baton Rouge, which reached 18 ft in circumference at breast height.
About Paul Jones:
Paul Jones was an Australian botanical artist. He specialized in painting beautiful plants and flowers.
His style is reminiscent of Thornton’s Temple of Flora. Jones was one of the finest botanical artists of the last 150 years. Many museums have pictures by Jones. E.g. The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and the Smithsonian in Washington.
About The Framing:
The lithograph is mounted in a luxury handmade, hand-finished and wonderfully gilded hammered wooden frame with a confidently proportioned decorated mount. A fine gold fillet has been added as a very sophisticated contrast for the plate. The frame is renaissance gold (the main face features thick foil incorporating real gold) and with good light this piece just glows, with a wonderful, deep and warm gold tone (even our professional photographs can't adequately capture the beautiful frame colour). The glass is museum quality with low reflection, amazing colour transparency and high U.V. absorption to protect the works. The archival acid-free materials and professional techniques used to protect and frame this work will ensure that it continues to be enjoyed for many decades to come.
Framed Dimensions: 78cm tall by 63cm wide by 4cm deep.
A timeless and effortlessly sophisticated collection of highly decorative and professionally framed fine, rare, old and vintage hand coloured lithographs, chromolithographs, lithographs and etchings.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1950.


Height = 78 cm (30.7")
Width = 65 cm (25.6")
Depth = 3 cm (1.2")

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