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CESTRUM DIURNUM, DAY BLOOMING JASMINE , Bessa Antique Botanical Print c1820

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A beautiful, copper engraved antique botanical print with original hand colour, entitled

CESTRUM DIURNUM

Day Blooming Jasmine
Native to the West Indies

Engraved by Goulet after Pancrace Bessa's original watercolour &

published  Brussels circa 1820 , for

 

 “ Herbier General de L'Amateur"
 These fine, vibrant engravings are highly desirable, superbly decorative & quite rare, so they are considered very collectable.

Fine condition , blank verso.

Measuring approx. approx  8"x 5"( 200mm x 130mm) to the platemark with margins beyond. 
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Pancrace  Bessa 1772 - 1846
 
One the leading painters of flowers and fruit in the first half of the 19th century in France.
Bessa’s most important commission was for a series of 572 watercolours on vellum for Jean-Claude-Michel Mordant de Launay’s Herbier général de l’amateur, commissioned by Charles X, King of France, and the most significant French flower periodical of the day. Published in eight volumes, the project was begun in 1816 and the artist worked on the series until 1827. Bessa’s beautiful watercolours, of which this is one, were superbly reproduced for the book, in the form of hand-coloured engravings by various printmakers.


A GENUINE ANTIQUE PRINT GUARANTEED OVER 190 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS
P4613

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