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sandfly zieria smithii botanical print antique engraving bessa

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Zieria Smithii


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


Zieria smithii, or Sandfly Zieria, is a shrub native to the coast and ranges of eastern and south-eastern Australia. Australian botanical from 'Flore des Jardiniers, Amateurs et Manufacturiers'. Bessa is considered one of the greatest 19th century flower artists and, along side Pierre Joseph Redoute, mastered the art of stipple engraving.

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artist Leclerc after Pancrace Bessa (1772-1835)
method Steel engraving with original hand-colouring
date C1836
size 220mm by 150mm (platemark)
SKU BT5588