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Saxifrage, Saxifragaceae

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.

THERE ARE TWO VARIATIONS OF THIS LOVELY PRINT AS FOLLOWS:
PRINT VARIATION 1: Hand-coloured.
The prints 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 coloured 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 slightly ragged on the left.
PRINT VARIATION 2: Black and white.
These prints have interesting library marks which add to the character. The little purple stamp reads 'York Library' and the embossed stamp reads 'City of York Public Library'.
BOTH SETS OF PRINTS are blank on the reverse. There are some pages which 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 placed inside a polythene bag, packed securely in a cardboard-backed envelope with extra card/paper, and posted via airmail if overseas. All prints, whether antique, vintage or modern should be protected from exposure to direct sunlight.

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Walter Hood Fitch was one of the world's most prolific botanical artists and probably produced these drawings whilst working at Kew Gardens. He was the sole artist for Curtis's Botanical Magazine for over 40 years. The drawings are utterly charming and were originally produced as sheets for use in museums and classrooms.

Saxifrage, Antique Botanical Print, 1874, Plate 30, Saxifragaceae, Natural 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
  • Ships worldwide from Saint-Astier, France
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