BOTANICALS 1874 15 FRUIT TREES Old Antique Print
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BOTANICALS 1874: #15: FRUIT TREES. Old Antique Print.

Price: £9.99

TITLE/CAPTION/BRIEF DETAILS: FRUIT TREES A good engraving, with deer grazing against the featured species: Chestnut tree. Walnut, Lemon, Orange trees. Gourds. Cucumbers and Grape Vine.

The top image on the right hand side shows the print which is offered for sale. Please click the lower images on the right to verify the date and provenance. Please note that any title page or other images containing provenance information shown on the right hand side below the top image are included for authentification purposes only and are not offered for sale.

DATE PRINTED: C1874    

IMAGE SIZE: Overall size 9.5x6 inches Image size 9x5 inches 22x13 cms

TYPE: Antique print

CONDITION: Good. Original colour. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy. Please click the lower images on the right to verify the date and provenance.

VERSO: There is no text verso, which is plain.

SCARCITY RATING: 6 = FAIRLY SCARCE

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: William RHIND. William RHIND was born on November 30, 1797, in Inverlochy, Scotland. Educated at the local school in Duffus and later at the Elgin Academy. In 1812, he went to University at Marischal College, Aberdeen. After two years became an apprentice with a well-known Elgin physician. H e continued his medical training in Edinburgh and became a Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in September, 1818. He moved to London, but he returned to Elgin and began as a medical practice in a shop where he also sold medicines. Although he became quite successful , his main interest was literature and scientific research. I n the mid-1820s he moved to Edinburgh, where he was to spend nearly forty years of his life writing and lecturing on natural science, mainly botany, zoology and geology. In April 1854, he became a lecturer in botany at Marischal College in Aberdeen. H e died peacefully on 15th March , 1874. WALTER HOOD FITCH 1817-1892 is the illustrator responsible for most of the prints in this book. He was born on January 29th 1817 and was a botanical illustrator who submitted a large body of work for use in Sir. W. J. Hooker's works on plants. The majority of which were made after 1835. Fitch had a great talent at depicting plants in a way that emphasized their beauty. Hooker once said of Fitch "He couldn't make a mistake if he tried," showing the great talent that he possessed . PUBLISHERS BLACKIE & SONS of London,Glasgow & Edinburgh .

PROVENANCE: From A HISTORY OF THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM by William RHIND. William RHIND was born on November 30, 1797, in Inverlochy, Scotland. Educated at the local school in Duffus and later at the Elgin Academy. In 1812, he went to University at Marischal College, Aberdeen. After two years became an apprentice with a well-known Elgin physician. H e continued his medical training in Edinburgh and became a Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in September, 1818. He moved to London, but he returned to Elgin and began as a medical practice in a shop where he also sold medicines. Although he became quite successful , his main interest was literature and scientific research. I n the mid-1820s he moved to Edinburgh, where he was to spend nearly forty years of his life writing and lecturing on natural science, mainly botany, zoology and geology. In April 1854, he became a lecturer in botany at Marischal College in Aberdeen. H e died peacefully on 15th March , 1874. WALTER HOOD FITCH 1817-1892 is the illustrator responsible for most of the prints in this book. He was born on January 29th 1817 and was a botanical illustrator who submitted a large body of work for use in Sir. W. J. Hooker's works on plants. The majority of which were made after 1835. Fitch had a great talent at depicting plants in a way that emphasized their beauty. Hooker once said of Fitch "He couldn't make a mistake if he tried," showing the great talent that he possessed . PUBLISHERS BLACKIE & SONS of London,Glasgow & Edinburgh .



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