Jun 24, 2008

Pomona Britannica: No. 82 - Pears

Pomona Britannica: No. 82 - Pears

1807

George Brookshaw

(British, 1751–1823)

Aquatint

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland in honor of Arnold M. Davis 1955.313

Did you know?

Though pears mature on the tree, they ripen best after being plucked.

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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