Planson, J.A.  [Four Carnations] Plate 38

Planson, J.A. [Four Carnations] Plate 38

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J.A. Planson. Plate 38. [Four Carnations]. From Iconographie du Genre Œillet ou Choix des Œillets les Plus Beaux et Les Plus Rares... 

Paris: Crapelet, 1845. 12 1/2 x 9 (platemark). Etching. Full rich original hand color. Very good condition. 

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This charming and richly colored series of carnations prints truly captures the essence of each flower in full bloom. The subjects are beautifully drawn and rendered with vivid color. The concern for scientific detail and accuracy is nicely balanced with an attention to aesthetics. The combined attraction of the scientific detail, the familiarity of the subjects, and the decorative and cheerful floral images make these prints unique and desirable.