[Ornamental flower plate.] No 33.
Pub.d as the Act directs Dec.r 24, 1788.
Hand coloured etching. 340 x 250mm, 13½ x 9¾". Trimmed close to plate.
A plate from John Edwards' extremely rare work 'A Collection of Flowers Drawn after Nature and disposed in an ornamental and picturesque manner', published complete in 1801. Finely-coloured garlands are draped over an ornamental design containing an allegorical figure of a muse, with one vignette of a music book, pipe and horn above, and another of a painter's palette and a lyre below. The whole is presented in an oval with a blue-washed border.
Dunthorne, 105: "A superb and extremely rare work by a great artist... The colouring is particularly fine owing to the use of a pale printer's ink which doesn't interfere with the delicacy of the colo
[Ref: 18189] £220.00