8 x handcoloured botanical lithographs – E. Emmons fruit – framed, circa 1851

$280.00 AUD

Group of 8 Botanical Lithographs, each depicting different varieties of apples, accurately hand-coloured and life-size.

Each frame measures 39cm high, 31.5cm wide.

6  are from D. Appleton & Co’s ‘Natural History of New York’, drawn & engraved by prominent naturalist Ebenezer Emmons (1799-1863) in 1851.

The other 2 are from similar publications, by Emmons, of the same period.

Condition: Some fading & signs of age, the frames were once gilt & now have white painted over, the mounts slightly mottled with age., the prints generally good, but all with fading evident to the colours.

Spencer Scott Sandilands, print dealer, Melbourne, labels to the backs.

Please note: if 8 is too many, we can consider dividing them into ‘pears’….😂.

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