1. The Early Crimson Chrysanthemum. 2. The Large Quilled Orange Chrysanthemum. CHRYSANTHEMUM.

1. The Early Crimson Chrysanthemum. 2. The Large Quilled Orange Chrysanthemum.

Hooker, W. (illus).
London. Horticultural Society of London. Ca. 1824.
Engraving, hand colored, sheet 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Right edge trimmed so that plate # and part of name of engraver missing, top and left edges about 1/8 inch from iage, tiny chip at lower left corner, couple of pinprick-sized spots at lower left of image, but overall a vibrant, clean image. This is from Volume V of the "Transactions of the Horticultural Society". A notable feature of this publication was its pioneering use of steel (as opposed to copper) for the engraved illustrations after 1820. A number of artists and engravers were involved in the production of the engravings, but in all cases these are exceptionally beautiful images skilfully rendered by a combination of different techniques including engraving, mezzotint, aquatint and stipple, colored a la poupee and by hand. This image appears to have been drawn by the renowned botanist William Jackson Hooker ("W. Hooker 1822" at lower left). There is a great subtlety to the coloring of leaves, the deep green of the upper leaves contrasting with the delicacy of the under-leaf green. [Dunthorne, #142]. Item #33354

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