(l) Linocut – King Protea on ‘Cape Town’ Map


The King Protea (Protea Cynaroides) is the national flower of South Africa. With its pink and silvery sheen and enormous size (up to 30cm in diameter) it really is spectacular. We often have them in the gallery and when overseas visitors come in they often assume we have plastic flowers on display! We have to insist they touch the petals to convince them they are real. The plants thrives in a tough environment; cold, wet, windy winters and hot dry summers, rocky, nutrient poor soils and frequent fires. It seems incredible that given the harsh conditions, the plants still have the energy to produce something so beautiful.

Original Linocut of the King Protea (Protea Cynaroides) – the national flower of South Africa. This Linocut is delivered rolled in a tube, ready for framing. If you are interested in purchasing more than one item, please contact us at macbred@icloud.com so we can arrange a consolidated shipping quote.

Size: 380mm x 298mm

10 in stock

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This is an original Linocut. To produce the Linocut, an image is first drawn on to paper and then transferred to a sheet of Lino. Using specialized tools and a surgeon’s scalpel, the raised sections of Lino not required are delicately cut away and removed. Lino ink is applied to the Linocut which is then placed face down on to the map and carefully compressed with a roller, transferring the ink to the paper. It is a time consuming process subject to many errors. This is a limited edition Linocut of 100. It is delivered in a tube, ready for framing.

Additional information

Dimensions 38 × 29.8 cm

380MM X 298MM


Ed Bredenkamp


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