TWELVE MONTHS OF FLOWERS

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TWELVE MONTHS OF FLOWERS

TWELVE MONTHS OF FLOWERS The set of twelve coloured engravings by H. Fletcher from paintings by Pieter Casteels Published by Robert Furber, Gardener at Kensington, 1730 This remarkable set of still-lifes depicting The Twelve Months of the Year in Flowers was the result of the collaboration of three leading figures in their respective fields in England in the first half of the eighteenth century: the artist Pieter Casteels, the engraver Henry Fletcher, and the nurseryman Robert Furber. Undertaken as a commercial venture in order to sell bound sets of hand coloured engravings to a group of subscribers, it also served as a showcase, by acting as a high-quality seed catalogue, for Furber`s nursery at Kensington. This was the first commercial horticultural catalogue of its time and as such, it represents a defining point in the history of botanical illustration and horticultural literature in Britain.

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Height: 59cm / 23''
Width: 49cm / 19.25''

Inventory Code: PRI-5082
Dealer: Nicholas Price

TWELVE MONTHS OF FLOWERS

TWELVE MONTHS OF FLOWERS The set of twelve coloured engravings by H. Fletcher from paintings by Pieter Casteels Published by Robert Furber, Gardener at Kensington, 1730 This remarkable set of still-lifes depicting The Twelve Months of the Year in Flowers was the result of the collaboration of three leading figures in their respective fields in England in the first half of the eighteenth century: the artist Pieter Casteels, the engraver Henry Fletcher, and the nurseryman Robert Furber. Undertaken as a commercial venture in order to sell bound sets of hand coloured engravings to a group of subscribers, it also served as a showcase, by acting as a high-quality seed catalogue, for Furber`s nursery at Kensington. This was the first commercial horticultural catalogue of its time and as such, it represents a defining point in the history of botanical illustration and horticultural literature in Britain.

Height: 59cm / 23''
Width: 49cm / 19.25''

Inventory Code: PRI-5082
Dealer: Nicholas Price

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