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George Brookshaw Engraving of A Melon, Plate LXVIII, Polinac.

From 'Pomona Britannica, or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits'.

Circa 1812.

This aquatint engraving, with some stipple, was printed in color and finished by hand and with a French matte and giult frame. The melon is a French melon known as a Polignac Melon.

Dimensions: Frame: 28 3/4 inches x 25  inches wide x 1 1/4 inches; 18 x 14 1/2 in. (sight).

Provenance:  Ambassador Joseph Verner Reed.

No other artist captured the romantic symbolism of fruit as did George Brookshaw. He combined stipple, aquatint, and linear engraving with considerable hand coloring as his medium. The resulting large, sumptuous engravings remove the subjects from the earthly context of the soil and edify them in their most ripened state. In Prideaux's Aquatint Engravings the Pomona Britannica is described as "one of the finest colour plate folios in existence."

Dimensions

Frame: 73.03cm x 58.42cm wide

Price

£3500.00

Condition report

Good

Stock number

NY9575B-lpr

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