Orchids: 19th Century Hand Colored Lithographs

Do you grow orchids or just love the way they look?  Find beautiful 19th century hand colored lithographs from Warner’s Orchid Album to complete your decorating project.

Orchids: 19th Century Antique Lithographs Hand Colored in Pinks & Purples

These antique orchid prints published London, England from 1882-1897. The encyclopedic series is very rare. and is entitled Orchid Album: Select Orchidaceous Plants by Robert Warner and Thomas Moore. The books were illustrated by the master illustrator of orchids, John Nugent Fitch.

These antiques are called hand colored lithographs. Litho meaning stone, graph to write. An antique method of printing based on the immiscibility oil and water. Each bookplate is partially printed in colors from individual key stoned limestone plates. The printing process started with the lightest colors and worked sequentially to the darkest colors. Furthermore each piece was finished off with watercolors, all applied by hand. The combination of illumination techniques make the orchids lifelike & practically jump off the plate

Warner Orchids hand colored lithographs in pinks & purples. Published London, England 1882-1897.  Each piece measures 9 1/2 x 12″.  Very few imperfections, please inspect the photos. Discounts on sets of three or more. Call to speak to Anne directly at 413-245-4197.  Click here to contact us.

Antique Lithographs from Warner’s Orchid Album in Yellows & Oranges

The following prints are 19th century hand colored lithographs. Published in London England c.1885. They are in stunning bright watercolors. Very good condition. Each piece measures 9×12″. frame to 14×18 or 16×20 perfectly. Are you decorating your home with a tropical theme?  Click here to contact us or pick up the phone and call Anne at 413-245-4197.

Give your decor a tropical look with antique prints.

Find beautiful 19th century hand colored lithographs from Warner’s Orchid Album at Anne Hall Antique Prints! Our artwork is sourced from the 19th century books entitled Orchid Album. The antique lithographs adorned books published in the mid 1800’s. Old species of orchis, many have changed nomenclature. 

The unusual plant life was depicted by early orchid hunters. As well as by other botanical naturalists. There was a lot of searching the world for new species of ochids.  It was a craze during the Victorian Age, a time of discovery new forms in nature. Hence the production of these old lithographs. To illustrate what was being discovered and cultivated. With a wide range of varieties depicted. The specimens recorded findings from 19th century orchid hunting expeditions.   In addition and just to confuse matters, nomenclature over the years has changed. Most orchids have been renamed over the years. While new species are still being discovered and named today.

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Explore & Find More Antique Lithographs of Orchids

Explore and find additional orchids with decorating ideas on our website: Orchid Prints by Van Houtteano & Linden | Mid 19th Century Lithographs, Lindenia Orchid Prints: Antique Lithographs from the 19th Century.

Learn More About the Rare Books Orchid Album and Real Specimens

Click and go to the Chicago Botanical Garden 3 1/2 minute Utube video The Orchid Album Exhibition – YouTube. You will see all 5 Albums at the Museum exhibition of a rare complete set of 5 volumes in exquisite fine condition.

Click the following link and you will learn more about the largest collection of live orchids in the world. The collection of live specimens is located in the Botanical Gardens at the Huntington Library in California. It a unique combination of library, museum and botanical gardens. Visit the Orchid Collection | The Huntington

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I would like to help you in your own decorating project. What you have seen on our website are some ideas which can be expounded upon by contacting us. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 or Email: anne@annehallantiqueprints.com Thank you for visiting our website!

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