In this design: A magnificent watercolor painted by Georg Ehret in 1737 is the dominant influence in this design. Ehret is widely regarded as the most important botanical illustrator of the 18th century. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has an important collection of antique furnishings and rare books reflecting the enlightenment era’s new and passionate interest in nature, which includes Ehret’ s paintings of iconic Southern flowers.
|Artist or Collection||Colonial Williamsburg|
|Artist or Collection Story||The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia—the restored 18th-century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. Here we interpret the origins of the idea of America, conceived decades before the American Revolution. The Colonial Williamsburg story of a revolutionary city tells how diverse peoples, having different and sometimes conflicting ambitions, evolved into a society that valued liberty and equality. Americans cherish these values as a birthright, even when their promise remains unfulfilled. In addition to the Historic Area, the foundation also operates The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Bassett Hall, and John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, which showcase American and British decorative arts, fine art, architecture and manuscripts of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.|
|Collection Name||Garden Images|
|Made of||Triple-Ply Paper Printed with Non-Toxic, Water-Soluble Dyes|
|Dimensions||6.5" x 6.5"|
|Included||20 Per Package|