The Queen (Bird Of Paradise)
Silk wall hanging, 15" x 30".
100% Silk, mounted on canvas. Wood frame and faux leather strap.
A bird of paradise plant in full bloom, with a plain and mountain in the background. This is one of a a selection of folio botanical prints, reimagined as silk wall hangings, from Dr. Robert Thornton’s The Temple of Flora.
Taken from Dr Robert John Thornton's exquisite vision; 'The Temple of Flora', 1807. Widely regarded to be the most sumptuous and detailed of all fine flower books.
Dr Robert John Thornton(1768–1837) studied at Trinity College, Cambridge. After spending some time abroad he settled in London, lecturing in Medical Botany at Guy's Hospital. 'The Temple of Flora' was his most ambitious work.