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[Frontispiece]
[Frontispiece] A Collection of Flowers drawn after Nature & disposed in an Ornamental & Picturesque Manner, by J: Edwards, F.S.A.
John Edwards Inv.t et Sculpt.
Publish'd as the Act directs Dec.r 15.th 1783
Stipple engraving with mezzotint border, platemark 340 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾"). Slight foxing.
Three putti garlanding a monument on which sits a vase of flowers, with an easel and brushes in front. Frontispiece to John Edwards' extremely rare work 'A Collection of Flowers Drawn after Nature and disposed in an ornamental and picturesque manner', which was published complete in 1801 and described by Dunthorne as 'a superb and extremely rare work by a great artist, whose craftmanship is equal to the best of the 18th Century'.
Dunthorne 105; for other plates from this volume see refs. 18189 and 18190
[Ref: 31374]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ornamental flower plate.] No 33.
[Ornamental flower plate.] No 33.
Edwards del.t et sculp.
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''.
[Ref: 18189]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ornamental flower plate.] No 59.
[Ornamental flower plate.] No 59.
Edwards del.t et sculp.
Pub.d as the Act directs June 24th, 1795.
Hand coloured etching. Sheet 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"). Trimmed, pin holes in unprinted corner.
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.
Dunthorne, 105: "A superb and extremely rare work by a great artist...''.
[Ref: 18190]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Carnations.] No 23. [etched in reverse.]
[Carnations.] No 23. [etched in reverse.]
[Drawn and etched by John Edwards.]
[Published 1783-1801.]
Etching with fine original hand colour. Printed area 330 x 230mm (13 x 9"), on laid paper watermarked 'J. Whatman' very large margins, mint.
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, but the laid paper suggests this was printed much earlier.
Dunthorne, 105: "A superb and extremely rare work by a great artist...''. Provenance: Hooton Pagnell Hall, Yorkshire.
[Ref: 40214]   £420.00  
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White Strip'd Roses.
White Strip'd Roses.
[Drawn & etched by John Edwards.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Etching with original hand colour. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), on laid paper watermarked 'J. Whatman', very large margins. Tears in wide margins, paper spotted and toned.
A bouquet of roses tied with a blue ribbon. 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, but the laid paper suggests this was printed much earlier.
Dunthorne, 105: "A superb and extremely rare work by a great artist...''. Provenance: Hooton Pagnell Hall, Yorkshire.
[Ref: 44103]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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