Birds of Paradise - Robert John Thornton Pillow
• 20” X 20" square pillow
• Preshrunk cotton and polyester
• Satin-like feel
• Fade resistant fabric
• Hidden zipper enclosure
• Knife-edge finish
• Printed on front and back
• Includes duck feather insert
Wash Care Instructions: machine washable in cold gentle cycle, tumble dry low
Robert John Thornton (1768 – 1837) was an English physician and botanical writer. His most ambitious work can be found in “A New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus Von Linnaeus.” Between 1798 and 1807, Thornton, Thomas Medland and Philip Reinagle produced a total of thirty three coloured plates, engraved in aquatint, stipple and line. The pillows above were inspired by the original botanical plates found from the illustrations in “The Temple of Flora” published in 1807.
The artisans at Poetic Pillow have meticulously brought back to life the original botanical illustrated plates found within “The Temple of Flora.” Using the latest in graphics technology, we adjusted for coloration, contrast, and variations to transfer each image onto fabric. The ultimate transformation is a beautiful pillow inspired by the works of Robert John Thornton.