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Set of 12 rare miniature

Set of 12 rare miniature "Forget-Me-Not" monthly Poems c1825.

by Agar, John Samuel

Twelve (12) framed miniature hand-coloured engraved illustrated poems c1823. One for each month of the year - each delightful poem illustration is exquisitely engraved. The 12 will look wonderful hung together!

Fine original hand-coloured stippled copperplate engravings by English portrait painter, John Samuel Agar (1773-1858) from the drawings by Edward Francis Burney for Forget Me Not, an anthology of poems relating to the months of the year. Agar exhibited at the Royal Academy, and was president of the Society of Engravers. These delicate engravings were published in London circa 1823 by Rudolf Ackermann.

They have been mounted between 'antique white' conservation mounts, with upper mount window embellished by a gold line. Framed in exquisite French carved moulding, with U/V protective glass. Each poem page size is 13cm x 8cm. External frame size is 280 x 235mm (11 x 9 3/4 inches).

Stock Number: apFrmPoem1-12Price: $3,500.00