Basil Besler’s great botanical work is a landmark of botanical documentation and pre-Linnaean classification, as well as one of the most splendidly stylized and aesthetically powerful botanical works ever produced. Besler was an apothecary and botanist who managed the gardens of Bishop Johann Conrad in Eichstatt, Germany. He created hundreds and hundreds of botanically correct works in the late 1500’sand early 1600’s. Rose Mallow is a gorgeous example of his talents, measuring 11″ x 13.5″ on 14, 16 or 18 mesh mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. We are happy to select and add appropriate colors of wool or silk threads to help complete. Pleas indicate your mesh preference in the note section at checkout. Please contact us if you would like for us to add your choice of fibers. If you do not provide a preference, we will send 14 count. Available in alternate larger sizes.