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thomasia purpurea purple botanical print antique engraving bessa

Thomasia purpurea (Purple Paper Flower)

$140.00

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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant
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Australian botanical from 'Flore des Jardiniers, Amateurs et Manufacturiers'. Accompanied by original descriptive text. Native of Western Australia. Bessa is considered one of the greatest 19th century flower artists and, along side Pierre Joseph Redoute, mastered the art of stipple engraving. A couple of light spots outside the image area. Ref : AUSBOT
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artist Barrois after Pancrace Bessa (1772-1835)
method Steel-engraving with original hand-colouring
date C1836
size 210mm by 135mm (platemark)
SKU BT4330