Excited to finally paint this thing :) #stanleytheslug
© Anton Coene
yeah you’re cute but you don’t know who alison mosshart is
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from Nürnbergische Hesperides
J.A. Endter Sohn und Erben, Nuremberg: 1708 and 1714
Pineapple plant on a sturdy green stalk, the fruit cut in half to reveal ripe golden fruit. The background is a maritime view with many tall ships in a harbor and a town on the opposite shore. This is a rarely encountered double-size folding plate from Nürnbergische Hesperides.
The prints follow a distinctive artistic format in which the fruit or flowers are displayed in monumental scale in bird’s-eye views above landscapes of the formal gardens, palazzos and country houses where they were grown. Fruits are generally shown flying in the sky, though sometimes other compositions are employed, such as oversized plants towering over Lilliputian landscapes. A floating ribbon wrapped around each specimen bears its name.