Plate LII. [Black Prince.] Aquatint from Pomona Britannica. GRAPES - GEORGE BROOKSHAW.

Plate LII. [Black Prince.] Aquatint from Pomona Britannica.

Brookshaw, George (illus).
Color aquatint, plate mark 19 1/8 x 15 1/2 inches on sheet 21 3/8 x 17 1/4 inches. Two pinholes at corners and centre of each margin (well outside plate mark), scattered foxing, most pronounced at the left and upper edges, toning to outer edges of the sheet. There is some fading to the color. This exquisite print is from the first, folio, edition of George Brookshaw's lavish production "Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in the country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other." This magnificent work of 90 plates was published in 1812, although the plates are dated between 1804 and 1812, the work having been issued in parts over that period. The plates were printed in color by the aquatint process, with some stipple, and then highlighted with handcolor. In this plate an aquatint shadow provides an exceptional three dimensional quality, with aquatint border to the plate. Item #45765

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