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April 22, 2017 01:00 AM EDT Hudson - Warren St.


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GEORGE BROOKSHAW (1751-1832): POMONA BRITANNICA: PLATES XLIV; LXXXIX; XI; LV; AND LV

GEORGE BROOKSHAW (1751-1832): POMONA BRITANNICA: PLATES XLIV; LXXXIX; XI; LV;

AND LV

Five aquatints with hand-coloring on wove paper, c. 1812. 19 1/4 x 14 (sight), 29 x 23 in. (frame). Note: Pomona Britannica

was Brookshaw's masterpiece of botanical folios, issued in parts between 1804 and 1808. The complete edition, which was dedicated to the Prince of Whales, was published in 1812. The folio illustrated over two hundred and fifty varieties of fruit. Many of the specimens came from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court and Kensington Gardens. Provenance: Shapero Gallery, London.

Condition:With margins, mat staining, otherwise apparently in good condition. Not examined out of frame.

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Property from Ambassador & Mrs. Joseph Verner Reed
Hammer Price
$4,250
04/22/2017

 

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