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Sesuvium portulacastrum, sea purslane


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Sesuvium portulacastrum, sea purslane

Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

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18th Century Aizoaceae Brazil Captain Cook Captain James Cook Caryophyllales Cook Endeavour Eudicot First Purslane South America South American Sydney Parkinson Angiospermae Dicot Dicotyledon Magnoliophyta Portulaca Sea Purslane Sesuvium Sesuvium Portulacastrum

A4 (29.7 x 21cm) Poster Print

Introducing the captivating Sesuvium portulacastrum, or sea purslane, poster print from Media Storehouse's extensive collection. This exquisite artwork dates back to the historic first voyage of Captain James Cook across the Pacific Ocean, between 1768 and 1771. The painting, a finished watercolour by the talented Sydney Parkinson, was sourced from Mary Evans Prints Online. Bring the beauty of the Pacific's natural wonders into your home or office with this stunning, rights managed poster print. Immerse yourself in the rich history and intricate details of this unique and vibrant sea purslane specimen.

Premium quality poster prints are printed on luxurious semi-gloss satin 270 gsm paper. Our meticulously crafted poster prints offer an affordable option for decorating any space, making them ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, offices and beyond. To ensure your poster arrives in good condition, we roll and send them in strong mailing tubes.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 30.3cm x 18.5cm (11.9" x 7.3")

Estimated Product Size is 30.3cm x 21.6cm (11.9" x 8.5")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.

This exquisite watercolour painting depicts Sesuvium portulacastrum, commonly known as sea purslane, captured by the skilled hand of Sydney Parkinson during Captain James Cook's historic first voyage across the Pacific Ocean, between 1768 and 1771. The voyage, aboard the HMS Endeavour, marked a significant milestone in the exploration and documentation of the South American coastline. Sesuvium portulacastrum, a member of the Aizoaceae family, is an angiosperm, a type of flowering plant that produces seeds enclosed in an ovary. This particular specimen is a eudicot, meaning it has two embryonic seed leaves (cotyledons), and is also classified within the Caryophyllales order, the pink or carnation order. The vibrant, red-tinged leaves of this succulent plant are arranged in a rosette, with small, yellow flowers emerging at the tips. Sea purslane is native to the shores of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, thriving in tropical and subtropical regions. It is often found growing in sandy or rocky environments, making it an ideal subject for Parkinson's keen observation and artistic interpretation. Parkinson's detailed illustration of sea purslane offers a glimpse into the natural world that Cook and his crew encountered during their journey. The painting not only showcases the beauty of this flowering plant but also serves as an essential record of the botanical discoveries made during the voyage. This magnificent watercolour, created in the 18th century, is a testament to the artistic and scientific achievements of the time. Sydney Parkinson's meticulous work continues to captivate and inspire, providing a window into the rich biodiversity of the natural world and the spirit of exploration that defined the Age of Discovery.

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