Pear print, quarto size
ARTIST George Brookshaw
FROM Pomona Britanica or a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits
CONDITION Aquatint engravings printed in color with additional hand coloring.
Folio sheet size: 13x 10.25 inches.
DATE 1816-17 London Quarto edition
Prideaux in Aquatint Engraving calls the Pomona Britanica "one of the finest colour plate books in existence". It is certainly one of the most important botanical works ever produced. The bold colors and graphic forms make for compelling compositions which work equally well in a traditional or contemporary setting. The combination of the chocolatey brown backgrounds and the richly colored fruit makes these favorites of botanical collectors