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Ilicineae: This pretty, white flower is one which I can't identify from its name. Perhaps it has been renamed or placed in a different category.

Delightful and unusual antique botanical print illustrated by MR W. H. Fitch (1817-1892)
PREPARED FOR THE SCIENCE AND ART DEPARTMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF EDUCATION
Published by Chapman and Hall in 1874
CHOOSE from a black and white or a hand-coloured print.

Walter Hood Fitch was one of the world's most prolific botanical artists and produced these drawings whilst working at Kew Gardens. He was the sole artist for Curtis's Botanical Magazine for over 40 years. This is an acquisition I couldn't resist! The drawings are utterly charming and were originally produced as sheets for use in museums and classrooms. I have two versions, hand-coloured and black and white. The reverse is unprinted.

The COLOUR prints in this collection vary in condition. There is no foxing (brown spots) but most plates are slightly yellowed. Some have grubby marks and a little edge-tanning. However, considering they are nearly 140 years old, they are in good condition. Some of the prints have damp-stains which are more pronounced on the back than the front. Others have small binding holes to the left and a few are ragged on the left.
The BLACK and WHITE prints have a library stamp from York Institute and an embosssed stamp with a coat of arms from York Public Library.
Some pages have been printed with small or no margins, the printing being run to the edge of the paper. They would need to be matted carefully before framing.

Paper size: 24 x 18 cm OR 9 x 7 inches, approximately.

Your print will be slipped inside a polythene bag with extra card or paper, then posted in a cardboard-backed envelope, via airmail if overseas. All prints, whether antique, vintage or modern should be protected from exposure to direct sunlight.

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Antique Botanical Flower Print, 1874, Plate 20, Red Fruit, Ilicineae, Nat History, Vegetable Kingdom, Hand Colored

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: vintage print, vintage paper, upcycled art, upcycled, ink, print, book page, book plate, book, paper, upcycled book page
  • Feedback: 379 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Saint-Astier, France
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