Vintage Wildflower Botanical Prints - Franklinia & Stewartia - 1950's Bookplate No. 224, 225 from Wild Flowers of America by Mary Vaux Walcott Printed in 1953
You belong among the wildflowers. You belong in a boat out at sea. You belong with your love on your arm. You belong somewhere you feel free. Tom Petty
This vintage two-sided botanical print was rescued from the book, Wild Flowers of America published in 1953. Containing dozens of watercolor portraits painted by Mary Vaux Wolcott (1860-1940) in the 1920's, the large folio-sized book featured some of the most common and exotic flowers that graced our mid-century American landscape. From Alaska to Maine, Canada to Mexico and each and every state in-between, a gorgeous array of color and unique botanicals were represented to encapsulate the collective beauty of our stunning continent. The book was in a fretfully destructive state, but many prints were able to be salvaged, so look for others in the shop. These make wonderful wall collages when paired together in similar color groups or, if you are limited on wall space, one or two add a cheerful touch to any area that needs a bit of beauty.
- Bookplate 224 features the Franklinia- Franklinia Alatamaha
- Bookplate 225 features the Stewartia - Stewartia Malacodendron
- Botanical names appear at the bottom of each floral portrait
- Contains the following colors: white, gold, pumpkin, avocado, lime green, pea green, black, grey, brown
In lovely condition. Bright and clean!
Measures 8.10" inches (width) x 11.75" inches (length)
Styling options abound here! You can frame a batch of them and hang them collage style, or select one or a few and tack them to your wall for a more casual look. Because they are two-sided, they also look great in floating frames that can then be used as partial screens or transition pieces between rooms. o gather more ideas visit this spot on pinterest.