Lindenia Orchid Prints. Iconographie des Orchidees. Jean Linden Iconic Orchid Hunter!
Lindenia… HORIZONTALS… These are hand finished color lithographs that are absolutely gorgeous! Each color seen was applied with a separate key stoned limestone plate called a lithograph. These lithographs were printed in colors. Each color used it’s own lithograph. This was a very laborious antique printing method. Then the chromolithograph was finished generally with water coloring, gum Arabic, or egg white (albumen). The accentuations was all by hand. Each old print measures about 10 1/2 high x 13 1/2 wide. Free US shipping on two or more!
Lindenia Orchids, Orchis Antique Hand Finished Chromolithographs.
Lindenia Orchid Prints. VERTICALS. Published in Belgium c.1885 of varieties of orchids. These are hand finished color lithographs that are bold and clean. Each color seen was applied with key stoned limestone plates called lithographs. This was a very laborious antique printing method. Then finished generally with water coloring or gum Arabic, etc. accentuations by hand. Each old print measures about 10 1/2 wide x 13 1/2 high. Free US shipping on two or more. Click here to contact us.
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Published in Belgium c.1885 of varieties of orchids. The thrill of discovering new species of Orchis was extremely popular during the 1800’s. Of course most of the people learning about the new species didn’t discover them themselves. Rather they discovered the botanical illustration published from the specimens themselves. Publishers would record all the important information. Subscribers were the recipients of the published data. The orchid hunters included Jean Linden, who traveled to South and Central America. Linden also sold plants in his Luxemburg nursery. Hunters gathered specimens. Brought them back to their country to cultivate. Specimens were shown off in museum curiosities in cities around the world. There were also many privately held collections.