Trinity of Lemons (kitchen painting in acrylic)
Wealthy Victorians grew lemon trees indoors as a sign of prestige and used the lively scented plants as a way of keeping their large estates smelling fresh at all times. The Victorians also served fresh lemon wedges with their tea during their afternoon tea dances. Of course the lemon had arrived in America long before the Victorian's discovered its wonderful flavor that accents drinks and food, along with the lemon's mesmerizing fragrance.
Lemons are thought to have originated in northern India, and were later introduced into Assyria, where they were discovered by soldiers serving Alexander the Great, who took them back to Greece. The lemon later reached the Mediterranean after the Romans discovered a direct sea route from the southern end of the Red Sea to India. The Arabs were largely responsible for the cultivation of the fruit in the Mediterranean region.
Christopher Columbus introduced citrus trees to the Island of Haiti in 1493 during his second voyage, by planting the seed of the lemon, as well as other citrus trees in Haiti's lush soil. Documented records show that citrus trees eventually became well established by the Spanish in coastal South Carolina and Saint Augustine, Florida by the year 1563.
This is an original painting of 3 lemons painted in impressionistic style on a blue background on an 8 x 10" panel canvas board signed by me, the artist on the back of the canvas.
canvas board, acrylic, polyacryrlic
Dimensions and Weight
|Dimensions:||(in | cm)||H: 8
W: 10 in
|Weight:||( lb | kg )||1 lb|
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