Jun 24, 2008

Twelve Months of Fruit: August

Twelve Months of Fruit: August


Henry Fletcher

(British, active 1715-38)

Engraving, hand-colored

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland in memory of A. Donald Gray 1945.243



Robert Furber, one of the best-known plant dealers in London, published Twelve Months of Flowers and Twelve Months of Fruit in 1730 and 1732, respectively. These deluxe sales catalogues, the first ever produced in England, display some 400 flowers and 370 fruits arranged according to the months in which the flowers and fruit bloom or ripen. At least two dozen American plants are pictured, as the flora of the colonies quickly became available in Europe.

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