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Elizabeth Blackwell
Quinces (Pears)

Circa: 1750

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An original hand colored copper plate engraving by Scottish artist Elizabeth Blackwell (1700-1758) titled "Quinces" (Pears), c. 1750. Quinces scientific name is "cydonea mala cotonea majora". Comes from 'Blackwellianum Emendatum et Auctum est Collectio Stirplum", published c. 1750. Sheet size: 14" x 9". Excellent condition. Elizabeth Blackwell (1707 – 1758) was a Scottish botanical illustrator and author who was best known as both the artist and engraver for the plates of "A Curious Herbal", published between 1737 and 1739. The book illustrated many odd-looking and unknown plants from the New World, and was designed as a reference work on medicinal plants for the use of physicians and apothecaries.

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  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 14 in. x W 9 in.

    H 35.56 cm x W 22.86 cm

  • Gallery location
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Reference number
    LU1212947343

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