Rosa Gallica Botanical Print by Holtzbecher

Brandywine General Store

SKU: 112 botanical

An archival premium Quality Botanical Print of the Rosa Gallica by the German artist Johannes Simon Holtzbecher for sale by Brandywine General Store. The exact date of the original 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. The picture shows four examples of these roses. Two are a dark pink color with one having a big double bloom and the other one single, one is a light pink and white mixed with the fourth flower being white. All four cuttings have buds or early blooms on the stalks. The Rosa Gallica is a species of the rose family that is native to southern and central Europe and on to the east to Turkey and the Caucasus. They are a deciduous shrub with lots of greenery, the stems have thrones and bristles. The flowers are clustered one to four together with fragrance and a deep pink in color. The species is easily cultivated preferring well rained soil in full sun to part shade. This is an old cultivar being grown by the Ancient Greeks and Romans and was commonly used in the medieval gardens of Europe. Botanical art print #112

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