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    A Pair of Beautiful Grape Prints from Brookshaw's Pomona Britannica

    George Brookshaw (1751-1823). Two Prints: Red Frontiniac - Plate LVI. [and:] Grizzly Frontiniac - Plate LV. A pair of beautiful aquatint engravings of grapes, with some hand-coloring, from Brookshaw's Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits (London: 1804-1812). Red Frontiniac (watermarked "J Whatman") is in very good condition with some mild general toning and a few faint spots of foxing. [and:] Grizzly Frontiniac (watermarked "J Whatman 1810") is also in very good condition with general toning to the paper, browning to the edges, and some very light foxing, minor chipping and a couple of tiny nicks or tears to edges. Both prints have light penciled notations. 15.75 x 20.75 inches, and 17.5 x 22.5 inches, respectively.

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    George Brookshaw(1751-1823), an English artist who started his career as a cabinetmaker with royal patronage, is represented here with plates from his ground-breakingPomona Britannica; or a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits, originally issued in parts and then published as a complete edition in 1812. These large aquatint engravings were printed in color and finished by hand. The complete work, consisting of ninety plates, took almost a decade to complete, and it is considered by many to be the finest work on fruit ever produced. Brookshaw's specimens came largely from the royal gardens at Hampton Court and Kensington Gardens, and his intent was not only to create a great work of art, but also to produce something of a guide for gardeners in an effort to spur varietal cultivation. Dramatic, sumptuous, and painterly, Brookshaw'sPomona Britannicaremains one of the greatest works of botanical illustration ever produced.



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    April, 2015
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