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[A Group of Twelve Mezzotints of Aloes in decorative pots].

Stock Code 104825

Amsterdam, Zacharias Romberg, 1736-1748

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An attractive collection of fine botanical mezzotints by Weinmann, one of the earliest examples of colour printing.

Weinmann (1683-1741) was a Regensburg apothecary who organized the publication of Phytanthoza Iconographia, a huge florilegum which was not only very beautiful but which also influenced the publication of similar works worldwide. 'The mezzotint process used here had been invented by Johann Teyler in the Netherlands around 1688. As practiced here by Bartholomaus Seuter (1678-1754) and Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767), it was really a combination of etching and mezzotint, which made possible delicate lines and a very fine grain. The addition of hand-tinting brought about unusual and subtle effects' (Hunt).

12 hand-coloured mezzotint engravings of Aloes in decorative pots. Occasional light spotting, Framed and glazed in handmade gold leaf frames, overall size: 28 by 42cm.

Dunthorne 327; Hunt 494;Nissen BBI 2126; Stafleu TL2 17050.
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[A Group of Twelve Mezzotints of Aloes in decorative pots].

WEINMANN, Johann Wilhelm.

Stock code: 104825

$25,392.00

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