Basilius Besler (1561 – 1629) was an apothecary from Nuremberg who set a new standard for botanical images by depicting plants as exquisitely beautiful. Artichoke Thistle is a supreme example of his talent and is best rendered in silk threads, which we are happy to select and add to help complete the 14″ x 16″ mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. Available in 14, 16 or 18 mesh. Please indicate your mesh preference in the Notes section at Checkout. If you do not provide a preference, we will send 14 count. Also available in two larger sizes. Please contact us if you would like us to add the fibers of your choice.