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Flower print litho, November -the Collection of Robert Furber, Twelve Months of Flowers, 1730 botanical art Pieter Casteels, Arthur A Kaplan

  • $4500 CAD


"November" From the collection of Robert Furber's ("Gardiner at Kensington"), "Twelve Months of Flowers", originally published in 1730. Designed by artist Pieter Casteels and engraved by H. Fletcher. This lithographs is by Arthur A. Kaplan Co., Inc., N.Y.C.

The plants in the print are numbered 1-34, and a list of the species names are provided near the bottom of the lithograph, in italic. Ready for hanging on the wall of your home or office. Beautiful vintage piece and/or gift for that very special collector, lover of flowers, or to put on display at a botanical garden.

Wikipedia: "Robert Furber (1674-1756). A British Horticulturist and author, best known for writing the first seed catalog in England. His most notable work was the "Twelve Months of Flowers", published in 1730. The book was written as a catalog of plants and seeds, and featured twelve detailed engravings of seasonal plants in bloom. H. Fletcher (Henry Fletcher) produced each of the twelve hand-colored engravings, designed by artist Pieter Casteels (a Flemish painter and engraver), born in 1684, at Antwerp. Each plant was numbered, with a list of the corresponding species names provided. There were more than 400 different species of plant featured in the book, and the plates were originally sold on a subscription basis, offered in uncolored or colored versions."

I currently have 4 of these - please see my other listings if you're interested in the other 3

Condition:

Framed and under glass. The frame is made to look like it has wear due to age but is a newer style frame. The frame with a few silver spots on the gold toning and with some tearing to the paper on the back. The print looks perfect.

Size:

28.5 x 23.5 x 2 cm (framed sizes) // 11-1/4 x 9-1/8 x 3/4 inches


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