Nymphaea nelumbo, The Sacred Egyptian Bean
Silk wall hanging, 15" x 30".
100% Silk, mounted on canvas. Wood frame and faux leather strap.
This impeccable artwork shows the beautiful flowering plant in yellow and pink against water, with pyramids in the distance.
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.