This is a lovely vintage pair of framed lithographs of a 1730 botanical engraving by Robert Furber. Robert Furber, who lived from 1674 to 1756, established a famous nursery in Kensington soon after 1700. At the nursery he was able to study and paint plants in exceptional detail. He is known for his pictorial catalog, "The Twelve Months of the Year in Flowers," the first plant and seed catalog ever published. One engraved plate was made for each month of the year, showing the corresponding seasonal flowers arranged in a vase. This is a very good lithograph of the October/May page of the catalog. All of the plants are numbered and then their corresponding name is listed below the illustration. The word OCTOBER/MAY is printed in between the plant listings. It is engraved, "From the Collection of Robt. Furber Gardiner at Kensington 1730". This beautiful lithograph would make a great gift or an addition to your home. The print and frame are in excellent condition. A little paper is tearing away on the back of the frame. Original matting and framing- original order stickers in place. Each frame Measures 19" x 15" with each lithograph measuring approximately 15" x 11"- most likely 12 x 16 in size. Would prefer to sell as a pair- 50 dollars each if sold individually.
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