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chilean bellflower large format fine art lithograph paul jones 1959


Chilean Bellflower. Large Format Fine Art Lithograph. Paul Jones. 1959.


£325 | $453 USD | €379 EUR
Item Number: SA816754
Date of manufacture: 1950
Current Status: For sale
Seller: The Lithograph Archive
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Lapageria is a genus of flowering plants with only one known species, Lapageria rosea, commonly known as Chilean bellflower or copihue (co-pee-way, from Mapudungun kopiwe). Lapageria rosea is the national flower of Chile. It grows in forests in the southern part of Chile, being part of the Valdivian temperate rain forests flora. Lapageria rosea is an evergreen climbing plant reaching over 10 metres (33 ft) high among shrubs and trees. The leaves are arranged alternately and are evergreen, leathery, lanceolate and feature three to seven prominent parallel veins. The vines twine counterclockwise in the Southern hemisphere and clockwise when grown in the Northern hemisphere (likely due to the apparent motion of the sun). The flowers have six thick, waxy tepals which are red, spotted with white. They are most frequently produced in late summer and fall, although they may be produced at other times. The fruit is an elongated berry with a tough skin containing numerous small seeds about the size of a tomato seed, which are covered in an edible fleshy arils. In the wild the plant is pollinated by hummingbirds. Pollen is distributed by birds, insects and other animals. Insect pollinators include: Bombus dahlbomii (native species to southern South America) and Bombus terrestris and Bombus ruderatus (both of which are not native to southern South America, and, instead, invasive). In the past its fruit was sold in markets, but the plant has now become rare through over-collection and forest clearance. The roots were once collected and used as a substitute for sarsaparilla. In 1977 the plant was given legal protection in Chile.
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.
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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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