Hand colored botanical print, 8 3/8" by 4 3/8" inside the mat (the actual print as trimmed just a bit larger), 16" by 11 3/4" as framed, the words "Pub. by Wm. Curtis St. Geo: Crescent Aug. 1. 1798. S. Edwards del. ESansom sculp" below and "No. 417" at upper right corner. This is a decorative work with fresh colors, in the tradition of 18th century botanical engravings and etchings, by a noted artist. The work has browned and there is foxing at lower center, but at over 200 years old, the piece is a survivor and perhaps we can forgive such faults. The print's margins were trimmed at some time in the past, as can be seen in the final photo, of the reverse side, showing the taping to the mat. The purer white looking areas in some photos are reflections in the glass. .
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