[Three fine, botanical prints from the famous Transactions of the Horticultural Society ].
Item ID 72264
London, The Horticultural Society, 1824-1830. Three framed prints. Uniform rectangular copper-green and gilt frames (53.0 x 43.0 cm). The Transactions of the Horticultural Society is widely regarded as the most important British botanical journal of its days and a showcase for the talents of some of the greatest botanical artists. These three fine prints are fine examples of the outstanding quality of the coloured plates. They were originally published in volume V, plate 9 (pods and seeds); volume V, plate 11 ( Solanum tuberosum [wild potato]); and in volume VII, plate 3 (Duchesse d'Angoulême Pear). Finely drawn by Mrs Withers and engraved by W. Clark, they are much sought-after. Displayed in elegant, uniform frames. An attractive set. Blunt and Stearn, 1990: The Art of Botanical Illustration , p. 233; Nissen BBI, 2387. From the most important British botanical journal of its day