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Giovanni Battista Ferrari
"Limon Lavrae", A Hand-colored 17th Century Engraving of Lemons by G. Ferrari

1648

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"Limon Lavrae" is a hand-colored 17th century engraving of lemons by Giovanni Baptista Ferrari and represents Plate 219 from "Hesperides, sive, De Malorum Aureorum Cultura Etusa Libri Quatuor", (Hesperides, or Concerning the Cultivation and Uses of the Golden Apple in Four Volumes), published in 1648 in Rome. It is one of the earliest books on citrus fruit. The print is framed in a quite decorative gold gilded wood frame with a scalloped pattern along the inner and outer edges and a cream-colored mat. The print is in excellent condition. Another Ferrari 17th century engraving of lemons is available on 1stDibs, LU117324326392, which is identically framed and matted. The pair would make a handsome display. A discount is available for purchase of both prints. Giovanni Baptista Ferrari (1584-1655) was a Jesuit, a professor, a botanist, an artist and a friend of Galileo. His treatise on the cultivation and taxonomy of citrus fruit based much of its design on the mythical garden of Hesperidies. It is considered one of the most beautiful, scientifically accurate and decorative botanical works of seventeenth-century Europe. The famous Dutch artist Cornelis Bloemaert produced many of the copperplate engravings.

Details

  • Creator
    Giovanni Battista Ferrari (1584 - 1655, Italian)
  • Creation Year
    1648
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23.25 in. (59.06 cm)Width: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)Depth: 0.75 in. (1.91 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
    Mid-17th Century
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Alamo, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: # 36711stDibs: LU117324286371

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