Iris Xiphiodes Botanical Print by Holtzbecher

Brandywine General Store


An archival premium Quality Botanical art Print of the Iris Xiphiodes by the German artist Johannes Simon Holtzbecher for sale by Brandywine General Store. The exact date of the antique canvas isn't known, but it was painted by the artist sometime between the period of 1649 to 1659. This original gouache on Parchment measures 15 by 20 inches in size and is now at the National Gallery of Denmark. We have several different botanical paintings in the same size, era, medium and technique by this same artist, they make a nice grouping put together on a wall. You can type the artist's name in the search box and they will all come up. This pictures shows three different examples of the Iris Flower in different shades of purples and blues, along with the green stalks and bulbs of each one. A more common name of this flower is the English Iris. They are a bulbous Iris that is native to the Pyrenee Mountains which are widely grown for their large delicate flowers in most colors except yellow. They usually bloom in June and are hardy plants of easy culture. The name English Iris derives from the plant being acquired by the low countries from England many years ago, so this was thought to be the place of origination since the flower had been in England for so many years. Botanical art print #110

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