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50%-off 4 x Heritage Editions Filippo Arena Floral prints

50%-off 4 x Heritage Editions Filippo Arena Floral prints

by Arena, Filippo

Four classical botanical reproductions from 18th century engravings.

Reproduction from a hand-coloured copperplate engraving by P.M. Camareri for La Natura e Coltura de Fiori Fisicamente Esposta (The Nature and Cultivation of Flowers Physically Displayed) a beautiful horticultural catalogue published in Palermo, Sicily by Filippo Arena, circa 1767-8. Arena’s dramatic compositions of colours and flowers for a horticultural catalogue were unprecedented. Arena emulated earlier botanists such as DeBry, Sweertius and Besler who in the 17th century had given flowers and plants a dramatic textured look.

A set of four flower prints: NASTURTIUM and OLEANDER, LILIES and LOBELIA CARDINALIS, ROSES, and LILIES. These four pages each measure 40 x 30cm (15.75 x 11.75mm). Image sizes are 29 x 24cm (approximately 11.5 x 9.5 inches).

Stock Number: 4HE46-49sPrice: $22.00

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