Azaleas-Rhododendrons: Antique Lithographs in Vibrant Colors

Our decorative collections of Azaleas-Rhododendrons are antique lithographs. They are over 100 years old. Revered for their beauty, the varieties of these stunning flowers, have a rich illustrated history, which dates back to the mid 1500’s.

Set of 4 Azaleas-Rhododendrons, Framed in Gold Bamboo & Arranged on a Grey Wall.

This stunning collection of four antique prints of flowers, are in whites & pinks. They are azaleas-rhododendrons, framed in gold leafed bamboo molding, over red paint. Arranged in a diamond, displayed on a 8′ wide, pale grey wall. Each piece measure 18×22″

Do you know that all azaleas are rhododendrons? The gorgeous flowers were recorded, engraved and lithographed over the centuries. Which were issued in the form of books, catalogues and magazines. Decorate your space with 19th century artwork of Azaleas-Rhododendrons. Create an environment that reflects your interest in gardening.

Coral or Salmon Colors: Antique Lithographs of Azaleas-Rhododendrons

A Fabulous Set, Three Framed Lithographs of Flowers, Over 150 Years Old

Imagine this trio of antique lithographs on your wall. Printed from limestone plates, nothing compares to the 19th century art. The pieces are about 150 years old. Published in Belgium for Van Houtteano’s Flore des Serres. The gardening catalogue ran 1845-1888. It is the spectacular watercolor hand-finishing, which makes the flowers come to life, and practically jump off the page!

The antique lithographs have been meticulously framed by Anne. 100% archival rag matting and UV glass, only the highest quality materials have been used. The wide gold leafed frames are classic and beautiful. Below are the pieces before framing. They were special fold outs, featured flowers for the largest nursey on the continent. They have spectacular color. Each piece finished measures 22 x 26″. Sold as a trio at $1750. with free U.S. ground shipping. Place your order! Call Anne at 413-245-4197. Or email

Unframed antique lithographs, of azaleas-rhododendrons, in salmon pink colors.

Published in Belgium from 1845-1888 by competitive flower magazines. Each hand finished color lithograph measures in at 9.5 x 12.5″ to 10 x 13″. Spectacular bright coral or salmon, terracotta colors.

Azaleas-Rhododendrons: Antique Lithographs, in Pinks Whites & Purples

Beautiful 19th Century Lithography in Brief

In the 19th century printing method called chromolithography, every color was applied with an individual limestone plate. A special kind of limestone came out of a certain part of Germany. The limestone had the right porosity to create a lithograph. The process is similar to silk screening today. After each color was applied meticulously by lithographer, the image was finished by hand with gum Arabic, almuben, and/or watercolors.

Assorted Antique Lithographs: Azaleas-Rhododendrons, in Pinks & Whites

These antique Azalea lithographs were depictions used in catalogues for the largest nursery on the continent during the mid to late 19th Century.  The nurseries were located in Belgium, publishing catalogues with it’s own lithography company in from 1845 to 1888.  Some are from L’Illustration Horticole while others are from Flore des Serres. Each piece measures @10×13″ and should be matted large, up to 16×20″ and should be framed with conservation materials.  Call Anne to discuss your project at 413-245-4197.

19th Century Antique Lithographs, of Azaleas-Rhododendrons in Pinks & Purples:

The artwork is exemplary of Belgian botanical illustrations published during this time period of mid to late 1800’s. Some of the azaleas-rhododendrons antique lithographs have issue folds because the image was the centerfold in the catalogue. Each antique print measures about 9 1/2 x 12 1/4″ to 10 x 13″and will matt up perfectly to 14 x 18″ and 16 x 20″.

Lithography, an antique printing method, was used widely from the 1830’s-1900.

19th Century Lithography in our Azaleas-Rhododendrons

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.

19th Century Color Lithography: A brief description of the process.

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.

Enhance your home décor, with antique lithographs, of Azaleas-Rhododendrons.

Why not decorate and enhance your home’s décor, with antique lithographs of Azaleas-Rhododendrons? They are bright and beautiful to look at. They are antique botany prints that were published for 19th Century botanical magazines and nursery catalogs.  Ours are authentic old pieces; we have no reproductions.  The colors range from intense coral or salmon, deep velvet-like purples to subtle whites.  Old flower & botany prints of azalea rhododendron varieties. So bright and colorful, they will enhance the décor of any room.  In real life, they are some of the most fanciful flowers created.

Anne Hall Antique Prints sells only authentic antique prints: hand colored engravings & antique lithographs that are over 100 years old.  I hope you have enjoyed viewing my collection of azaleas rhododendrons. If you like these colors, perhaps you will view Camellias Rare Antique Lithographs: Shop a unique collection (

Learn More About Azaleas-Rhododendrons:

Learn more about the genus…  If you are ever in Sandwich MA on Cape Cod be sure to visit the Historic Dexter Rhododendron Garden… In 1921 Dexter purchased Shawme Farm, and proceeded to create over 10,000 rhododendron seedlings a year!  Dexter Rhododendron Garden – Gardens – Heritage Museums & Gardens ( Or press the link below.