BROOKSHAW, George.

A Pair of Melons.

£4,500

A Pair of Melons.
White Seed’d Rock, and Silver Rock Mellon,
[London, 1812].

A Pair of Melons.

Description

For Brookshaw’s most famous work “Pomona Britannica” or a “Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at Present Cultivated in this Country; Together with the Blossoms and Leaves of Such that are Necessary to Distinguish the Various Sorts from Each Other. Selected principally from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court and the remainder from the Most Celebrated Gardens around London”. ‘Pomona Britannica’ differs from other botanical books in its use of dark aquatinted backgrounds which create a dramatic contrast that distinguishes his work from the dry scientific illustrations found in other botanical studies.

Description

Pair of aquatints with stipple-engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, in fine condition with strong fresh original colour. Framed in perspex, overall size: 59.5 by 70cm. Dimensions: 48.5 by 37 cm (19 by 14.50 inches).

Bibliography

cf. Dunthorne 50; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 81; cf. Nissen BBI 244; cf. Sandra Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona 40a.

 

Stock ID: 89360