Dec 122010
 

Camellias! 1869-96 Small L’Illustration Horticole Camellia prints from Belgium. These old hand finished color lithographs measure @7×10″  Your choice…  only 85. each. Stunning camellia colors and great condition.

 

1854-1855 Verschaffelt Camellia Prints. Belgian hand colored lithographs of camellias. Stunning water coloring, slight toning to the paper. 6 1/2 x 10″ Frame beautifully to 11×14″ or 12×16″ Your choice 150. each or sets for 125. each.

Camellias! Old camellia prints.  Old lithographs Verschaffelt and Linden!Camellias!  Old camellia prints from Anne Hall Antique Prints!  These old flower prints of Camellias are bright and colorful!   Verschaffelt  &  his Nouvelle Iconographie des Camellias was published in 1854 in Ghent, Belgium. This was the world’s premier camellia nursery run by Ambroise Verschaffelt, an orchid hunter,  who later became the publisher of this work.  Other camellia prints were  published for L’Illustration Horticole produced by Linden in   Belgium from 1869-1896 and boasts gorgeous hand fished color lithographs both large and small.  Camellias!  Old flower prints of camellias from Anne Hall Antique Prints. Great collection of antique camellia prints!  Our tropical antique camellia prints are no less than stunning!  The color and intesity will make great antique home decor. Verschaffelt camellia prints and more.  Other types of camellias are available.   Antique camellia print!  Old flowers for sale!

Lithography is an antique printing method. Generally a lithograph was printed in one color. A type of greasy crayon was used to draw onto a special type of limestone, with just the right porosity. After the image was completed, the limestone was emerged into nitric acid, burning away what was not under the greasy crayon, leaving that portion in relief. It was inked up and printed. The image frequently was illuminated with water colors.

Chromolithography is an antique printing method whereas each color was printed from a key stoned limestone plate. An extended version of lithography, quite laborious requiring a very skilled craftsman to get the registration just right and not distorted. Botanical illustrations done this way were frequently hand finished with water colors and almubin, egg whites or gum Arabic to enhance the image.

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