Anne Pratt, C1890 Botanical Prints, Antique Beautiful Wildflower Flowers Yellow Purple Green Summer Plant Nature Home Wall Decor

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Color Printed Woodblocks Published C1890, London for "Wild Flowers" by Anne Pratt. Paper
Original antique botanical print from The Flowering Plants of Great Britain. • Original antique chromolithograph botanical print • By English botanical illustrator Anne Pratt • Circa 1855-1866 • Approximately 5.5 x 4 inch (14 x 11cm) • Paper is medium weight, blank on the back, and has the natural binding edge • Prints of this age show expected signs of age - like darkening around the edges (see photo for actual condition). The colors remain vibrant and the paper stable. • Only one available • Ships next day • Anne Pratt (1806-1893) from Kent, England, is one of the best known botanical illustrators of the Victorian age. She wrote and published over 20 books. Although she was self-taught, she was said to be responsible for popularizing Botany. Pratt developed her education in Botany due to poor health and a stiff knee as a child, which encouraged her to draw to occupy herself. • This print is from the first-edition three-volume set of The Flowering Plants of Great Britain, c. 1855-1866, and later changed to The Flowering Plants, Grasses and Ferns of Great Britain. • The prints, or plates, are made by a form of printing called chromolithography. The process involves printing each color individually. The colors are oil-based, and when multiple colors are applied, the outcome is a vibrant print with a depth that is similar to a painting. • Publisher Frederick Warne & Co. is widely known for their illustrated books, especially children’s books featuring animals and the outdoors. The print is a beautifully detailed chromolithograph, printed on medium-weight, creamy colored paper, blank on the reverse. This print would look lovely if mounted and framed, either on its own, or in association with one of our other botanical illustrations. Condition: • Being that this print is over 150 years old, it is in good condition. The colors remain vibrant and stable. The paper is medium weight, strong and not brittle. The reverse side of the print is blank. This print is a full untrimmed page and therefore the binding edge is naturally uneven. As with all items of this age, there may be some slight characteristic foxing, marking etc... but the condition of this one is good, and the image is clear and bright. • • Please look at the photos carefully, including cropped detail photos, which will show you more than you can see with your eyes alone. • • All items are stored in a smoke-free and pet-free home.

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