Geraniums & Pelargoniums coming from Robert Sweet’s Geraniceae, or Genus of Pelargonium are considered to be the finest work ever published on the subject.
Robert Sweet Geraniums, Geraniceae. Exquisite English Hand Colored Engravings:
Geraniums coming from Robert Sweet’s Geraniceae, or Genus of Pelargonium is considered to be the finest work ever published on the subject of Pelargoniums. These antique geranium prints and engravings are English hand colored copper plate engravings on high quality rag hand made paper. The water coloring is original, very intense, and bright. They are all in excellent condition. These prints are some the best images of the entire series of Sweet’s geranium engravings. Each old print measures about 6 x 9 1/2″ and are priced at $175. each
Antique geranium prints and engravings by Robert Sweet are hard to find… But maybe you would like to see something else:
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Geraniums and Genus Pelargonium, more Robert Sweet Hand Colored Engravings…
Pelargoniums produced c.1820 by Robert Sweet. There are old botanical illustrations. Produced for early illustrated botany magazines. They are hand colored with water colors. They were printed from copper plate engravings. The paper is hand made rag paper. Published in England, early 1800’s. 6 x 9 1/2″ Perfect for framed pieces from 11×14 to up to 16×20 with frames. $125 each.
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The hand colored geraniums seen at Anne Hall Antique Prints are in superb condition. Each piece of artwork is a lovely example of hand colored engraving of geraniums published in the early 1800’s.
For an early account reference on geraniums, you may like to read an in depth paper by Roger Swain which was published for Harvard University. http://arnoldia.arboretum.harvard.edu/pdf/articles/1974-34-3-aromatic-pelargoniums.pdf
Copper Plate Engraving in Brief:
A copper plate engraving is an antique printing method whereas a very thin flat piece of copper was attached to a block of wood. Tools called burins were used to engrave into the copper the desired image. The copper plate was carefully inked up and printed onto a slightlypiece of hand made rag paper, in this case light wove paper. Water colors could be added by hand.