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The florist , [between 1770 and 1784?]
The florist : containing sixty plates of the most beautiful flowers regularly dispos'd in their succession of blowing : to which is added an accurate description of their colours, with instructions for drawing & painting them according to nature : being a new work intended for the use & amusement of gentlemen and ladies delighting in that art.
- London : Printed for Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett, no. 53 Fleet Street, Carn. Bowles, no. 69 St. Pauls Church Yard, Robt. Wilkinson, no. 58 Cornhill, [between 1770 and 1784?]
- Physical Description:
- 16 pages, , 60 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsQK98.2 F56 1770Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Full Orbis Record:
- Title page is engraved.
Robert Sayer & John Bennett worked as partners from 1770 to 1784. See: Skelton, R.A. Decorative printed maps of the 15th to 18th centuries.
Below imprint: Price 6s. & colour'd 1£. 1s. 0d.
Text and plates were later copied and published under the title 'Bowles's florist'. Cf. Henrey.
Henrey, B. British botanical and horticultural literature before 1800, 709
BAC: British Art Center copy is hand-colored. Bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards.
- Subject Terms:
- Botanical illustration -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.Drawing -- Technique.Flowers in art -- Early works to 1800.Watercolor painting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.Watercolor painting -- Technique.
- Drawing books.
Etchings -- Hand-colored. -- 1760.
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