George Brookshaw. Plate 50. [Gooseberries]. From The Horticultural Repository.
London: Sherwood, Neely & Jones, -1823. 9 1/4 x 6 (paper). Aquatint. Full original hand color. Very good condition.
A print from a charming small series of fruits by Brookshaw, who is best known for his larger series of fruits, Pomona Britannica, or, a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at Present Cultivated in this Country..., published in London from 1804-1812. This series of 98 engravings of edible fruits and nuts was issued periodically until complete in July 1823. Completed after Brookshaw’s death, the anonymous editor of the final fascicle said, “It is hoped . . . that the present work . . . will . . . form a suitable monument to [Brookshaw’s] genius and talent.” Indeed, they do.
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