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|1840 Hand Painted
Copper Engraving of
Published by S.Curtis
11" x 15" matted|
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William Curtis was one of 18th century Britain’s best known horticulturists. He grew and collected an incredible array of plants from around the world. In the late 1700’s, Curtis decided to have his botanical drawings printed for sale to the British public. He enlisted some of the counties finest artists, engravers, and professional colorists to accurately recreate all of the detail and colorful nuances of the many plants and flowers he collected. In 1787 he began selling these works. They were incredibly popular and not just with botanists and gardeners. People from all walks of life marveled at the beauty of these hand-painted pieces. His family continued to publish Curtis engravings for many years after his death in 1799.
These fine prints continue to be wildly popular, even today. The walls of many homes are graced by modern reproductions of these painstakingly hand-colored engravings. The paints used are still as brilliant and vibrant, as they were nearly 200 years ago. You will be astonished by the incredible detail in this engraving. A true work of art, it should be protected from sunlight at all times. We suggest you order with a custom frame, which includes ultraviolet filtering glazing (click "Custom Framing" button at left).
If you are looking for an unusual piece of art, to decorate a home or office, these truly "limited-edition" prints are perfect. Antique engravings, & prints are extraordinary examples of the 19th Century printing and engraving arts. As conversation pieces they are unequaled. A beautiful old print or engraving is an actual snapshot of our history. Any of these, increasingly rare, works of art are also some of the most thoughtful (and personal) gifts you can give. Unlike so many other gifts, antique prints allow you to present someone a piece of the past.
All sizes shown are approximate. Matted maps or prints are smaller than the "matted" dimensions shown by about 6".
All of our authentic, more than 100-year old, maps and prints come double matted within museum quality, archival rag mat boards at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
Due to the INCREDIBLY high shipping prices charged for OVERSIZE shipping, shipping charges may be higher than quoted for items that measure more than a total of 70" (matted height + width). For example a matted piece measuring 32" x 40" would be considered OVERSIZE (72"). For complete delivery information, see Information page.
All our authentic antiques are one-of-a-kind items. Since they are actual old works of art expect small imperfections. In some cases we may have more than one of a particular map or print. Since each is unique they may vary slightly from the item shown (when we have more than one if a particular item, the colors may be different than those shown). Each antique map or print has been dry cleaned by hand and are conservation mounted and protected in attractive rag mats. Every work in our gallery carries a lifetime guarantee of authenticity (authentic antiques only) and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee (see Information page for details). Again, the sizes stated are approximate.
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