From the earliest Grandville edition of "Fleurs Animees" (De Gonet edition) this is an authentic 19th Century engraving, (not a reproduction) with its original hand watercolor, signed Grandville in the plate, in the lower left corner.
POIS DE SENTEUR (Sweet Pea) is the most humoristic scene in the whole "Fleurs Animees" series.
The flower is famous for draining a lot of water, and Grandville has shown Pois so thirsty, that she drinks directly from the gardener's watering cans!
Leaving all the flowers and plants in the background to wring their hands in desperation, as they shrivel without humidity.
A whimsical scene to keep preciously as the original Fleurs Animees are disappearing fast!
(Please check my other Grandville, I currently have a lovely collection)
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 10 1/4". Width: 7".
(26 cm) by ( 18 cm)
CONDITION: In good condition with some foxing in the margins. Colors are not extremely strong, but good.
I advise leaving the original Grandville colors as they are. Retouching them can be disastrous, and also removes any value to the artworks.
There are 2 Grandville editions in the mid 19th Century, which are considered the original editions: The 1847 one by G. De Gonet, and the 1867 one by Garnier Freres.
Will be shipped "Registered Airmail" from Paris, including insurance and signature at delivery. * * * * * * * * * * MORE ORIGINAL GRANDVILLE PRINTS IN MY FINE ART/Antique CATEGORY* * * * * * *