Antique Prints of Exquiste Floral Bouquets and Garlands
Nosegays of flowers and luxuriant flower bouquets have always been enjoyed by mankind . Flowers of the meadows and flowers of our gardens, arranged in vases, baskets, jugs or tied in wreaths, have been cherished decorations in our homes. Artists of all times have pleasured the beholder of paintings, watercolors and prints of flower bouquets. Here are some samples:
Copper etching by Jean Baptiste
Monnoyer (1636-1699). Printed ca 1680.
A convincing sample of a superb flower arrangement in an antique vase by this Grand Master of Flower painters
25 x 16.3 cm ( 9.8 x 6.4 ")
Order Nr. BOUQUET6369
Copper etching printed for Robert Sayer in Fleet Street ca 1730. Very pleasant modern hand coloring.
Print has overall light age toning and browning on margin edges. A few scattered undisturbing spots. Stich holes from binding in upper margin away from actual print
23.4 x 28.2 cm ( 9.2 x 11.1 ")
Order Nr. BOUQUET6362
Anonymous Watercolor. Very charming. Ca. 1830.
Page size: 12.3 x 10.2 cm ( 4.8
x 4 ")
Order Nr. BOUQUET6361
"A propos d'un bouquet"
Wood engraving dated 1876. Reverse side is printed.
22.5 x 16.5 cm ( 8.8 x 6.4 ")
Order Nr. BOUQUET241964
No title. Flower Bouquet with roses.
Hand-colored lithograph after John Edwards
Signed in socket on left.
Printed and published: London, ca. 1840
Very good condition. Only minimal traces of age.
Bouquet: 21,5 x 23,5 cm (ca. 8.5 x 9.3")
Sheet size: 40 x 28 cm (ca. 15.7 x 11)
Order Nr. FLOWERBOUQUET240440
Copper etching ca 1780. Fine modern hand coloring. Most likely after Louis Tessier (1719 - 1781)
A few hardly noticeable small spots.
Page size: 28 x 20.5 cm ( 11 x 8 ")
Order Nr. BOUQUET6360
Bouquet Flower Piece
Mezzotint (German: Schabkunst)
Engraver: Richard Earlom (1743-1822)
Painter: Jan van Huysum (1682-1749)
Publisher: John Boydell
Published: London, June 25, 1778
This mezzotint flower piece belongs to the most desired. Its composition is poetic in the 18th century style. The flower bouquet rises from a classical stone vase with putti and a bee decoration. The vase stands on a stone table in a park setting. In the distance on the right: a stone statue of a “fete a champetre". To the left: another decorative bas-relief stone vase with a modest plant. At the bottom of this remarkable flower piece: a bird's nest with eggs.
The mezzotint printing might well be considered the Queen of copper plate printing. Its velvety appearance gives the mezzotint an unequaled softness.Richard Earlom was the undisputed British master of the mezzotint. With Dutch master Jan van Huysum's painting Earlom had, of course, a superb piece of art to show his excellence. The remarkable composition is a pleasure to the eye, so that the joint venture of the two masters arrive at a symbiosis of beauty.
Condition: Print has the usual general age toning. No tears, no cuts.
In general: Much better than Good
Hand coloring: 20th century
Image: 50.7 x 39.5 cm ( 20 x 15.5")
Sheet size: 60 x 46.4 cm ( 23.6 x 18.3")
Price: $ 2800.00
Order Nr. BOUQUET236247
Primrose: "you may inconstant be:
Forget-Me-Not - be true to me"
Chromolithograph ca 1890.
Page size: 17.5 x 10.2 cm ( 6.8 x 4
Height of flowers: 10.5 cm ( 4.1 ")
Order Nr. BOUQUET6351
Lithograph in original hand
coloring. Printed by Wincklmann und Soehne in Berlin ca
Page size: 30.2 x 24.3 cm (
11.8 x 9.5 ")
Order Nr. BOUQUET6350
Copper etching (stipple
engraved) in sepia by Gilles Demarteau (1722 - 1776) after
painting by Louis Tessier (1719 - 1781), who carried the
title "Peintre du Roi pour les fleurs".
Published in Paris chès Demarteau l'Ainé rue de la Pelterie a la Cloche. Ca 1760.
This print sensitively executed in the finest of original color printing and hand-finished is thoroughly enjoyable: A never wilting flower arrangement
Print ed on very beautiful hand-made paper. Light toning within print marks. Some negligeable spotting in margins.
Page size: 28.5 x 23.5 cm (
11.2 x 9.2 ")
"GRAHAM'S MAGAZINE 1853"
Steel engraving with narrow
margins. Very fine modern hand coloring.
Page size: 24 x 14.5 cm ( 9.4 x 5.7 ")
Order Nr. BOUQUET6363
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