C1736

a.Iris bulbosa versicolor flavo varia. b.Iris bulbosa Persica. c.Iris bulbosa angustifolia flore lutea. d.Iris bulbosa flore coeruleo. e.Iris Hispanica bulbosa flore pleno coeruleo.

Artist:

Georg Dionysus Ehret (1708 - 1770)

Superb botanical engraving by Georg Dionysus Ehret, one of the greatest botanical artists of the Golden Period of Dutch botanical painting, The series of plants in the collection of Johann Wilhelm Weinmann who was the director of the longest established pharmacy in … Read Full Description

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S/N: PISC-0609-BOT-OS–234685
(C115)
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Full Title:

a.Iris bulbosa versicolor flavo varia. b.Iris bulbosa Persica. c.Iris bulbosa angustifolia flore lutea. d.Iris bulbosa flore coeruleo. e.Iris Hispanica bulbosa flore pleno coeruleo.

Date:

C1736

Artist:

Georg Dionysus Ehret (1708 - 1770)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Colour printed mezzotint with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

210mm 
x 330mm

Paper Size: 

247mm 
x 400mm
AUTHENTICITY
a.Iris bulbosa versicolor flavo varia. b.Iris bulbosa Persica. c.Iris bulbosa angustifolia flore lutea. d.Iris bulbosa flore coeruleo. e.Iris Hispanica bulbosa flore pleno coeruleo. - Antique Print from 1736

Genuine antique
dated:

1736

Description:

Superb botanical engraving by Georg Dionysus Ehret, one of the greatest botanical artists of the Golden Period of Dutch botanical painting,

The
series of plants in the collection of Johann Wilhelm Weinmann who was
the director of the longest established pharmacy in Regensburg was one
of the most important and lavish florilegiums to be published.

Weinmann produced Phytanthosa Iconographia, with most of the engravings painted by Georg Dionysius Ehret.

From, Weinmann’s, Phytanthoza
iconographia; sive Conspectus aliquot millium, tam indigenarum quam
exoticarum, ex quatuor mundi partibus, longa annorum serie indefessoque
studio … collectarum plantarum, arborum, fruticum, florum fructuum,
fungorum.

References:
Dunthorne 327; Great Flower Books (1990) p.151, Nissen BBI 2126;

Biography:

Georg Dionysus Ehret (1708-1770)

Ehret was a German botanist, entomologist and artist who began his career working as a gardeners apprentice and became one the greatest botanical artists of the eighteenth century. His artistic talents soon caught the eye of Johann W. Weinmann in Regensburg and he was invited to draw the illustrations for Phytanthoza Iconographia. Soon after he met Dr. Christoph Jakob Trew(1695-1769), a wealthy physician from Nurenberg, who became a lifelong friend, benefactor and publisher of most of Ehret’s work, including the famous Plantae Selectae, which was released from 1750-1773 and he contributed significantly to Trew’s Hortus Nitidissimus (1750-1786).

Subsequently, while in Paris, Ehret was hosted by Bernard de Jussieu (1699-c.1777), brother of Antoine and also an eminent botanist. In Holland he was to meet and befriend Carolus Linnaeus. Later in England, Ehret’s acquaintances included Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) founder of the British Museum, and Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), famed British naturalist and companion of Captain James Cook on his first voyage of exploration.

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