Cotton, B. (illus). Engraved by William Say.
London. Horticultural Society of London. Ca. 1825.
Engraving, printed in color with added handcolor, sheet 16 x 11 1/4 inches, horizontal fold as issued. The fold has been taped on the verso with older tape, which has NOT discolored; short tear into image at lower edge, light overall toning. This is plate 15 from Volume V of the "Transactions of the Horticultural Society," a magnificent double page image of three red amaryllis blooms with stem and leaves, richly colored. 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 different engravings, but in all instances these are exceptionally beautiful images skillfully rendered by a combination of different techniques including engraving, mezzotint, aquatint and stipple, colored a la poupee and by hand. There is great subtlety to the coloring, giving a most realistic effect. [Dunthorne, #142]. Item #39370