19th Century Hand Colored Fruit Print by Mrs. Augusta Withers
Augusta Withers was regarded as one of the great women botanical painters of her time. Even today original art work by her is in the permanent collections of the Natural History Museum in London, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, and the Lindley Library of the Horticultural Society in London. Her work was used to illustrate some of the premier publications of the first half of the 19th Century. The print making always was as exquisite as her own art work upon which it was based. This fruit print is an excellent example of her work and the prints that came from it.
Condition is good except for minor toning which was kept behind the current mat and does not impair the visible image in any way. Color is bright and appears to be original throughout. Frame and matting are vintage and in good condition as well as very attractive.
Measurements are: print (full sheet), 8 3/4 inches x 11 1/4 inches; frame, outer dimensions, 18 inches x 16 inches.
This handsome and beautifully colored 19th Century print is by a woman artist thereby making it doubly collectible. From the historical as well as the decorative perspective it would make a handsome addition to any collection.
Item ID: JT60
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