These antique hand-colored botanical engravings date back to the 1800s and would look great framed on your wall! Picture these ...
moreThese antique hand-colored botanical engravings date back to the 1800s and would look great framed on your wall! Picture these botanical prints as decor in your bedroom, living room, or home office, or as wonderful prints to add to your gallery wall.
These are genuine antique prints, not reproductions or reprints. These prints has been removed from an antique book. The reverse side is blank and there may be some traces of binding remaining.
The botanical prints are copper engravings, hand-colored, and are dated 1830. The condition of these prints is remarkable considering they are nearly 200 years old, with strong plate marks and dates. There is little or no foxing, but there may be light text offset. Prints have characteristic good plate marks on wove paper that is creamy in color.
You will receive the two prints pictured: Mr. Sellow's Lantana, and Various Leaved Begonia.
These Curtis prints are particularly prized for their lavish, beautifully hand-colored large illustrations. They measure approximately 6 inches wide by 9.5 inches tall. Prints are accompanied by the relevant original descriptive text.
William Curtis began publication of the Botanical Magazine in February 1787 and continued almost without interruption for 160 years. The images were engraved and hand-coloured by many artists including Sydenham Edwards, William Graves, James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker, W.H. Fitch, Matilda Smith, Lillian Snelling and Stella Rose Craig. The plates are known for their fine detail and delicate hand coloring. The prints are all copper engravings to Volume 70 & then stone or zinc lithography until the introduction of color printing in 1948. It is the longest running botanical magazine and was entirely hand colored until 1948. References: Blunt (1994) pp 211 - 217, Great Flower Books pp 156 - 157, Nissen BPI 2350, Staflue 1290. less
6.0ʺW × 0.25ʺD × 9.5ʺH
ExcellentMinor wear consistent with age and history
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