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Das Grüne Florilegium – The Green Florilegium (dt./engl.)

$ 60.00| £ 45.00 (* recommended retail price)

This elegant book features exquisite reproductions of a rare 17th-century album of floral illustrations.

Very little is known about The Green Florilegium. Neither signed nor dated, it is generally attributed to the German painter Hans Simon Holtzbecker and originates from the library at Gottorp Castle in Schleswig, on the border of Germany and Denmark. The album now resides at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen. Recently the book was painstakingly restored, allowing the delicate illustrations to come to new life in their original colors. This beautiful and affordable volume reproduces the original work of 400 botanical illustrations in its entirety. It also includes an introductory essay and captions with basic information on each flower. This lovely book is a must-have for lovers of botanical illustration and a sublime example of the art of conservation.

With contributions from Hanne Kolind Poulsen
Hardcover, 248 pages, 24,0 x 34,5 cm, 604 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-5858-1
US September 03, 2019
UK September 03, 2019
Status of delivery: This title is available.


Hanne Kolind Poulsen

HANNE KOLIND POULSEN is Senior Researcher and Curator at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen.