BROOKSHAW, George.

£8,000

[Series of Four Grapes].

“Royal Muscadine Grape ” plate no.48, “Muscatt of Alexander Grape ” plate no. 53, “White Frontiniac Grape ” plate no. 54 & “White Hamburgh Grape ” plate no. 60.
London, 1812.

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

Original aquatint, stipple, and linear engravings finished with hand colouring. All in excellent condition with strong fresh colouring

Bibliography

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

 

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