Plumeria Study

Lovely 1750 botanical print and plumeria study. It shows each of the flower’s parts. But, the real star of the print is the bright pink and yellow flowers which grow in bunch at the end of a stem. Bright green leaves frame the flowers and really make for a dramatic picture.

Plumeria flowers are the most fragrant at night by design so that they can lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. Ironically, they don’t contain any nectar but trick the moths into pollinating them anyway. The flowers are usually white and pink or yellow and pink.

The artist of this lovely plumeria study isĀ Georg Dionys Ehret (1708-1770).


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