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pride of burma large format fine art lithograph paul jones 1959


Pride Of Burma. Large Format Fine Art Lithograph. Paul Jones. 1959.


£325 | $453 USD | €379 EUR
Item Number: SA816753
Date of manufacture: 1950
Current Status: For sale
Seller: The Lithograph Archive
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Amherstia nobilis; the Pride of Burma, in the family Fabaceae is a tropical tree with large, showy flowers. It is the only member of the genus Amherstia. It is widely cultivated for ornament in the humid tropics, but is very rare in the wild and has only been collected from its native habitat a few times. It is native to Burma (Myanmar), hence the common name. The scientific name commemorates Lady Amherst, (as does Lady Amherst's pheasant) and also her daughter Sarah. Another common name, orchid tree, is also used for members of the genus Bauhinia. The extravagant flowers are seen hanging from the long inflorescence, or flower stalk, which is a bright crimson red at the end. There are 5 petals although 2 of these are minute and the rest are of unequal size. These petals are also crimson; the two medium-sized petals are yellow at the tip and the largest petal is broad and fan-shaped with a wavy upper margin and a yellow triangle of colour extending from the lip down into the flower. This large petal can reach 7.5 centimetres long and over 4 centimetres wide at the end. There are either 9 or 10 stamens, 9 of which are partially fused into a pink sheath; the stamens are of two differing lengths with the longer ones having larger anthers. The compound leaves bear 6 - 8 large leaflets; these are broadly oblong in shape and are pallid underneath. The fruits are 11 to 20 centimetres long. They are roughly scimitar-shaped pods, and the woody outer case opens to disperse the seeds.
About Paul Jones:
Paul Jones was an Australian botanical artist. He specialized in painting beautiful plants and flowers.
His style is reminiscent of Thorntonís 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 = 63 cm (24.8")
Depth = 3 cm (1.2")

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