The Fig Tree, plate 125 from 'A Curious Herbal' Oil Painting - Elizabeth Blackwell

The Fig Tree, plate 125 from 'A Curious Herbal'

Elizabeth BlackwellItem # 336965
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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "The Fig Tree, plate 125 from 'A Curious Herbal'", originally brought to life by the talented Elizabeth Blackwell. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to Elizabeth Blackwell and his artistic vision.

    Owning this piece is more than just decoration - it's a statement of your refined taste in art. Let the vibrant colors and intricate details of this replica serve as a daily reminder of the beauty in our world. Elevate your decor and appreciate the richness of art with our replica of this masterpiece.

  • Painting Description

    "The Fig Tree, plate 125 from 'A Curious Herbal' by Elizabeth Blackwell, is a notable illustration from one of the most significant botanical works of the 18th century. Elizabeth Blackwell, an accomplished botanical illustrator, created 'A Curious Herbal' between 1737 and 1739, a period during which she meticulously documented and illustrated a wide variety of medicinal plants. This work was particularly groundbreaking as it was one of the first herbals to be compiled and illustrated by a woman, and it provided an invaluable resource for physicians and apothecaries of the time.

    Plate 125 features the fig tree (Ficus carica), a plant renowned for its edible fruit and medicinal properties. The illustration is characterized by its detailed and accurate depiction of the fig tree, showcasing the leaves, fruit, and overall structure of the plant. Blackwell's attention to detail and her ability to capture the botanical characteristics of the fig tree are evident in this plate, reflecting her dedication to scientific accuracy and artistic skill.

    'A Curious Herbal' was created under challenging personal circumstances. Elizabeth Blackwell undertook this monumental project to secure the release of her husband, Alexander Blackwell, from debtor's prison. Her work involved not only illustrating the plants but also researching their medicinal uses, which she accomplished by consulting various botanical texts and collaborating with physicians.

    The publication of 'A Curious Herbal' was well-received and praised for its clarity and precision. It served as a practical guide for medical practitioners and contributed to the advancement of botanical knowledge. The fig tree illustration, like many others in the collection, exemplifies Blackwell's contribution to botanical art and science, highlighting her role as a pioneering female figure in a predominantly male-dominated field.

    Today, 'A Curious Herbal' remains a valuable historical document, and Elizabeth Blackwell's illustrations continue to be admired for their beauty and scientific relevance. Plate 125, depicting the fig tree, stands as a testament to her skill and perseverance, offering insight into the botanical and medicinal understanding of the 18th century."

  • Lead Time & Shipping

    When you order this oil painting replica, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to paint. If the artwork is more complex, it might need a little more time to ensure the best quality. Once it's ready, we'll send you a photo for your approval. After you give the green light, we'll ship it to you for free.

  • Return & Refund

    We believe in the quality of our hand-painted oil painting reproductions, and your satisfaction is our priority. If for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we offer a 45-day return policy. You can return your artwork within 45 days of receipt and receive a full refund. Please note that the artwork must be returned in the original packaging and in the same condition as it was received.

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