Aug 22, 2014

Pomona Britannica: No. 64 - Scarlet Flesh Romana Melon

Pomona Britannica: No. 64 - Scarlet Flesh Romana Melon

1812

George Brookshaw

(British, 1751–1823)

Aquatint

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland in honor of Arnold M. Davis 1955.312

Did you know?

Melons belong to the gourd family, meaning they grow on vines and should be supported by stalks or trellises.

Description

Pomona Britannica illustrates fruits cultivated at Hampton Court Palace’s gardens, the most celebrated around London. It was devoted to the most handsome varieties of fruit cultivated in England. Most of the 90 plates in this large and sumptuous book, like these, have dark aquatint backgrounds.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Aquatint
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Aquatint

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