Pair of Hand-coloured Botanical Engravings by John Edwards

£825.00

Circa 1775

Pair of Hand-coloured Botanical Engravings in walnut frames by John Edwards (1742 to after 1812) from his “A Select Collection of One Hundred Plates consisting of the most Beautiful Exotic and British Flowers” published in London for S Hooper

Height: 22 ¾”, 57.8 cms, Width: 16”, 40.5 cms

No: 11133

A fine PAIR of hand-coloured Botanical Engravings in walnut frames by John Edwards (1742 to after 1812) from his “A Select Collection of One Hundred Plates consisting of the most Beautiful Exotic and British Flowers” published in London for S Hooper. This pair are from ‘100 hand-coloured engraved plates’ by J. Edwards, whilst some other plates were engraved by Ignace Fougeron and William Darling. It is likely that the illustrations were coloured by Edwards himself as he not only made the drawings but also etched and engraved the majority of the plates. Born in 1742, Edwards was both a book illustrator and an artist for the calico-printing industry. He specialised in flower studies and his works were exhibited at the Society of Artists and the Royal Academy. These are from one of the most highly artistic flower books of the 18th century and it is extremely rare to find separated plates.

Circa 1775

Price: £825-00p.

Height: 22 ¾”, 57.8 cms, Width: 16”, 40.5 cms

Delivery in the UK mainland is included in the marked price.

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