A.R. Valentien's Matilija Poppy Silk Scarf
A.R. Valentien's Matilija Poppy Silk Square Scarf.
Made of 100% silk.
About A.R. Valentien: One of the greatest treasures of the San Diego Natural History Museum is the library's collection of 1094 original watercolor paintings of California wildflowers which were painted by Albert R. Valentien. For ten years, Mr. Valentien devoted himself full-time to this project, traveling about on backroads, collecting fresh specimens and expanding his work to include trees, grasses, and ferns. He never made a preliminary sketch, but painted directly on paper with an unerring eye and hand, a fact which accounts for the freshness and vivid nature of the paintings, even years later. His careful and accurate renderings of the most minute details of flower, leaf and roots combined with a superb sense of color and light resulted in botanical portfolios of unsurpassed beauty as well as scientific accuracy.