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Malus Communis Forma (Apple) - Carlos von Riefel - Framed Print - 16"H x 12"W


Malus Communis Forma (Apple) - Carlos von Riefel - Framed Print - 16"H x 12"W

Carlos von Riefel or Carlos Riefel aka Karlos von Riefel was an Austrian botanical artist specialising in fruit and flower painting

He studied at the Vienna Academy of Arts. His meticulous paintings remain popular poster subjects.

His illustrations appeared in publications such as The Rhododendron, A Folio of Fruit and Flowers and Blooms from Mountain Country and Heath

The apple tree (Malus pumila) is a fruit tree in the rose family. The tree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today.  Apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures, including Norse, Greek and European Christian traditions.

The apple tree was perhaps the earliest tree to be cultivated, and its fruits have been improved through selection over thousands of years. Alexander the Great is credited with finding dwarfed apples in Kazakhstan in 328BC.

Apples were introduced to North America by colonists in the 17th century, and the first apple orchard on the North American continent was planted in Boston by Reverend William Blaxton in 1625.

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