Robert Sweet Geraniums, Geraniceae. Exquisite English Hand Colored Engravings:
Robert Sweet Geraniums. Robert Sweet’s Geraniceae, or Genus of Pelargonium is considered to be the finest work ever published on the subject of Pelargoniums, commonly known as Geraniums. These antique geranium prints 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 exemplary condition. These prints are some the best images of the entire series. Each old print measures about 6 x 9 1/2″ and are priced at $175. each
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Geraniums and Genus Pelargonium, more Robert Sweet Hand Colored Engravings…
Geraniums or Pelargoniums produced by Robert Sweet, Curtis & Edwards. There are old botanicals. 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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A copper plate engraving is an antique printing method whereas a thin paper like piece of copper was attached to a block of wood. Tools called burins were used to engrave into the copper. The copper plate was carefully inked up and printed onto a piece of hand made rag paper. Water colors could be added by hand.