Beautifully realised painting of a spectacular pineapple in vivid hues.
The pineapple's biological name is Ananas comosus. This comes from the Tupi word nanas, meaning "excellent fruit" and comosus, meaning "tufted".
It truly is an Excellent Tufted Fruit.
Includes the handwritten script "Ananas comosus - An Excellent Tufted Fruit. From the Tupi word 'nanas' meaning 'excellent fruit' and 'comosus' meaning 'tufted'."
Painted on Saunders Waterford paper.
"Saunders Waterford is a superior quality, professional watercolour paper, made to the highest quality archival standards.
Acid free and watermarked, this high quality paper is mould-made from 100% rag (cotton) with deckle edges (only on full imperial sheets), and is calcium carbonate buffered for a spectacular finish."
Full Imperial 76.2cm x 55.9cm
Watercolour on paper.