Group of Six Vegetables
Amsterdam, Zacharias Romberg, 1736-1748
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).
Six hand-coloured mezzotint engravings of Vegetables, including turnips, onion, endive and broccoli.
Framed and glazed in gilt frames, overall size: 28cm by 42.3cm by 3.5cm.
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