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mespilus japonica loquat botanical print antique engraving bessa

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Bessa - Mespilus Japonica (Loquat)


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French 19th century botanical engraving by Bessa


Pancrace Bessa was a talented pupil of Redoute & Van Spaendonck and is considered one of the greatest 19th century flower artists. From 'Herbier general de l'amateur' by Jean Louis Auguste Loiseleur-Deslongchamps & Jean Claude Michel Mordant de Launay. Published in Paris, circa 1830. Wove paper.

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artist Barrois after Pancrace Bessa (1772-1835)
method Engraving with original hand-colouring.
date C1830
size 220mm by 140mm (platemark)
SKU BT2629