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Johann Weinmann 18th century, botanical engravings,decalcomania frames

$ 26,400
  • Description
    A wonderful selection of poppies, peonies and carnations, hand-coloured mezzotint engravings from: "Phytanthoza Iconographia", presented in hand-made parcel-gilt, ebonised and decalcomania frames.

    Johann Weinmann (1683-1741), a German pharmacist and apothecary, was author and publisher of 'Phytanthoza Iconographia', one of the most important botanical works of the eighteenth century. Released in eight tranches between 1737 and 1745, it contains 1025 hand-coloured engravings depicting thousands of different plants. Many of the illustrations were created by the young artist George Ehret, who utilised a new printing process involving mezzotint, which enabled greater detail and shading than had been possible with the established techniques of line engraving. Ehret went on to become the pre-eminent botanical artist of the eighteenth century. His original works on vellum are included in The Royal Collection of Her Majesty The Queen.

    Framed size: 505 x 365 mm (20 x 14 1/2 inches)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Certificate of Authenticity
    Origin: Germany
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Mezzotint and watercolour
    Condition: Good. Very clean strong impressions with excellent original hand-colouring
    Creation Date: 1737
    Styles / Movements: Realism, Other
    Incollect Reference #: 579421
  • Dimensions
    W. 14.5 in; H. 20 in; D. 1 in;
    W. 36.83 cm; H. 50.8 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
Message from Seller:

John Dinan and Graziella Chighine began working together in 1988 and have over the years established a reputation for high-quality decorative and collector pieces which have been acquired by clients from all over the world. Based in London, we work closely with leading interior designers in the UK and USA and are constantly sourcing rare, beautiful and unusual works of art from the seventeenth century to the present day.

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