Azaleas and Rhododendrons antique lithographs in vibrant colors! Date: 1845-1896.
Azaleas and Rhododendrons Antique Lithographs from 1845-1896
Dating from 1845-1896. Azaleas by Linden produced from 1869-1896 from Belgium. Van Houtteano’s date to Belgium just a bit earlier from 1845-1888, also Belgian. Exquisite and STUNNING in color and condition. In the antique 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.
The artwork is exemplary of Belgian botanical illustrations published during this time period of mid to late 1800’s. Some of the azaleas and rhododendrons have issue folds as they were issued on a periodic basis. Each print measure about 10 1/2″ x 14″ and matt up perfectly to 16×20.”
Are these azaleas and rhododendrons antique lithographs not quite right?
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.
Azaleas and Rhododendrons Antique Lithographs will enhance your home’s décor!
We are pleased to offer the above collection of old lithographs of this special flower. Azaleas and Rhododendrons Antique Lithographs will enhance your home’s décor! They are antique botany prints that were published for 19th Century botanical magazines and nursery catalogs. They are authentic old prints, we have no reproductions. The colors range from intense colors to subtle whites. These are old flower & botany prints of azalea & rhododendron varieties…so bright and colorful, they will enhance the decor and feel of any room. In real life, they are some of the most fanciful flowers created.
Anne Hall Antique Prints sells only authentic antique prints: engravings & lithographs that are over 100 years old. While you may have enjoyed viewing my collection of azaleas and rhododendrons antique lithographs, all Flora and Fauna is of interest.