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Set of Four 19th Century English Victorian Nature Printed Ferns in Black Frames

US$5,700per set

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A set of four English nature printed ferns from the 19th century in black frames and under glass. A rare selection of 19th century English nature printed ferns from the Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland. The author of this work was the botanist Thomas Moore (1821-1887), the editor was John Lindley, London (1855-1856). The plates were executed by Henry Bradley (1831-1860). Nature-printed ferns were created in Victorian England by pressing actual specimens in lead, transferring the image by electrotype to a copper plate and printing and hand-coloring each one. The process allowed the reproduction of the finest details down to the veins of the fronds. Ferns were one of the few plants with a form that could be replicated, the shape of the fronds being largely two-dimensional. The resulting image was in two colors and provided a highly detailed and realistic depiction of the species. According to the noted botanical scholar Wilfrid Blunt, this series is the crowning achievement of nature-printing in terms of science and aesthetics.

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 74.3 cm (29.25 in.)Width: 54.61 cm (21.5 in.)Depth: 2.54 cm (1 in.)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
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  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. Age appropriate wear. Some aging. Please look at the various photos available.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A 16201stDibs: LU836719741902

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    Ships From: Atlanta, GA
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