Cactus, Echinocactus Minusculus by Matilda Smith Botanical Art Print

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A Museum Quality Botanical Art Print of the Echinocactus Minusculus Cactus from the Curtis Botanical Magazine. This small red cactus was published in 1914 by botanical artist, Matilda Smith. The Curtis Botanical Magazine was published for close to two centuries from London and featured many beautiful drawings and paintings of the various fauna that was in England and other locales. This picture shows two of these small cactii both of which are completely covered in reddish orange blooms. On each side of the cactus are small etchings of various parts of the plant, such as the needles, blooms and etc. Matilda Smith contributed drawings and paintings to the Curtis Botanical Journal for over 40 years. Smith was to become first official botanical artist of the leading authority, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Between 1878 and 1923, Smith drew over 2,300 plates for the Curtis's and other publications. She also made reproductions for the library of the institution, which were added to the incomplete works held there.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from the painting entitled Echinocactus Minusculus Cactus from the Curtis Botanical Magazine.

Inventory #121 - Antique Botanical Prints


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