Offered by: Shapero Gallery
105 New Bond Street London W1S 1DN , England Call Seller 44.207.493.0876


Set of Six Grapes

$ 8,500
  • Description
    Six hand-coloured plates of Grapes, printed in colour and finished by hand. Framed and glazed, overall size: 42.5 by 57.5cm.

    THE FINEST ITALIAN WORK ON FRUITS, remarkable for colouring which is at once delicate and intense. The plates appeared in 41 parts, and Domenico del Pino, Antonio Serantoni and Isabella Bozzolini were among as many as twenty artists responsible for the designs. An almost equal number of engravers were involved, Giuseppe Pera, Giuseppe Carocci, Tommaso Nasi and Francesco Corsi being well represented. SA lawyer and a civil servant as well as a botanist, Gallesio conducted experiments in his fruit garden in Savona later quoted by Charles Darwin to illustrate the development of varieties. Although he died before completion of this work, he had left pre-eminent contributions to the study of Italian fruit.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Hand-coloured plates
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1817
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Dealer Reference #: 99413
    Incollect Reference #: 337298
  • Dimensions
    W. 16.54 in; H. 22.44 in;
    W. 42 cm; H. 57 cm;
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Based in the heart of Mayfair in London, we specialise in prints and original works on paper across a broad range of subjects, from antique prints to modern pochoir plates, as well as photographs from vintage photography to modern art photography.

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