Etching, hand colored
Image: 43.4 x 31.5 cm (17 1/16 x 12 3/8 in.); Platemark: 34 x 25 cm (13 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)
Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland in honor of Mrs. William G. Mather 1955.460
Edwards was one of the best botanical draftsmen of the 18th century. Large Double China Aster is from a superb and extremely rare book with 77 plates illustrating a variety of beautiful flowers. The coloring is particularly fine owing to the use of pale printer’s ink that does not interfere with the delicacy of the watercolor.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.