Seller. Mustard Vintage.
“'Frø Tavle VI' - A beautiful botanical wall chart dating back to the 1940s. Illustrated by Ellen Backe (1891-1975). Printed in Denmark on paper between 1943-8.
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. Excellent condition, 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!
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.”
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