BOTANICAL PRINT "BROMEILA ANANAS" C.1820-60
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- Handpainted Coloured Print
- Circa 1820-60
- Sight: 17 x 12 inches
- Framed: 24 x 18 ½ inches
- Framed under glass
- Condition: good, cleaned and reframed in original gold leaf frames from 1960s with new mats
The Story: Original 1800s botanical prints. Botanical prints were incredibly popular in the 1800s, with discoveries of biology and advancements in printing cultivating an interest in botanical collections. There are similar prints in the marketplace engraved by Ignatius Alberti and Ferdinand Bernhard Vietz to whom the work may be attributed.
One basic difference between a botanical artist and a flower painter is intention: the botanical artist wishes his (or mostly her) work to be useful to the scientist...botanically accurate, often displaying roots, seeds and buds as well as flowers and leaves.
- The Spectator , A review of "New Flowering: 1000 Years of Botanical Art" at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford 16 July 2005
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