Athyrium Filix-foemina

MOORE, Thomas

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Henry Bradbury/Bradbury & Evans
Date Published: 1855

Description: Botanical print. Nature-printed copper engraving with hand coloring. Page measures 21.75" x 14.5".

Comments: This botanical print comes from Moore's series of ferns, which is regarded as one of the best examples of Victorian era nature-printing. Wildly popular at the time of its production, the image owes its exquisite delicacy to a nature-printing method called electrolysis, in which the actual plant was pressed into lead to make an imprint which was then transferred to a copper plate. This process allowed the most minute details and venations of leaves to be recorded, as this lovely image demonstrates. This print is in very good condition with no chips or tears, very slight discoloration at top edge. Thomas Moore (1821--1887) was a British botanist who served as Curator of the Society of Apothecaries Garden for much of his life. His "Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland" was one of the first of the genre printed in England and is considered one of the finest examples of nature-printing ever produced. Please visit our gallery for more examples of Moore's beautiful work.

Binding: unbound
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Prints

Book ID: 210496

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