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George Brookshaw Engraving of a Melon, Plate Lxviii, Polinac, Pomona Britannica



George Brookshaw Engraving of A Melon, Plate LXVIII, Polinac, From 'Pomona Britannica, or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits', Circa 1812. This aquatint engraving, with some stipple, was printed in color and finished by hand and with a French matte and guilt frame. The melon is a French melon known as a Polignac Melon. Dimensions: Frame: 28 3/4 inches x 25 inches wide x 1 1/4 inches; 18 x 14 1/2 in. (sight). Provenance: Ambassador Joseph Verner Reed. No other artist captured the romantic symbolism of fruit as did George Brookshaw. He combined stipple, aquatint, and linear engraving with considerable hand coloring as his medium. The resulting large, sumptuous engravings remove the subjects from the earthly context of the soil and edify them in their most ripened state. In Prideaux's Aquatint Engravings the Pomona Britannica is described as "one of the finest color plate folios in existence."


  • Creator
    George Brookshaw (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.25 in. (71.76 cm)Width: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Depth: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
  • Style
    Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Downingtown, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: NY9575B-lpr1stDibs: LU861023741672

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