Vintage Danish Botanical Wall Chart #1
£35.00INC. VAT @20%
'Frø Tavle I'
A beautiful botanical wall chart dating back to the 1940's.
- Illustrated by Ellen Backe (1891-1975)
- Printed in Denmark on paper between 1943-8
- Paper Size: 510 x 700mm
Postage to Mainland UK: £4.95 via Royal Mail signed for delivery (or delivered free of charge with any large furniture item that requires courier delivery)
Part of a series of six botanical charts depicting several seeds in stunning detail and colour. Originally produced by three Danish seed merchants for use as educational charts within schools.Condition:
Excellent, with only a slight hint of yellowing around the edges. Salvaged from a factory clearance where they had been in storage unused for the last 60 years!
Can be purchased and used individually or frame in sets an impressive feature.
About the artist:
Ellen Backe (1891-1975), who was employed at the Horticultural Department in the period 1935-58.
This is where she created botanical illustrations while functioning as assistant for Anton Pedersen (1887-1978) - Professor in fruit growing at the Agricultural University 1923-57. He collected, categorised and described many different fruits, especially apples - local Danish apples as well foreign sorts used for years in Danish fruit growing.
This unique collection was secured by the creation of the Pomology Department at Højbakkegaard 1956-57. This Department contains a rich collection of fruits and berries grown in Denmark. The fruit collection dates back to the establishment of the Agricultural University in 1858 at which point a small fruit section constituted part of the original gardens at Frederiksberg.