1836 BESSA ANTIQUE PRINT WHITE FRANGIPANI PLUMERIA ALBA

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  • Sold Date: Nov 26, 2010
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ANTIQUE BOTANICAL PRINT BY PANCRASE BESSA, CIRCA 1836: WHITE FRANGIPANI, PLUMERIA ALBA

Fine, hand-colored stipple engraving by Pancrase Bessa, a contemporary of Pierre Joseph Redoute. Scarce and lovely. On fine, wove paper, creamy color. Herbiere Generale de L'Amateur and Flore des Jardinieres (Bessa's final work), were considered to be high points of French botanical illustration.

We do not deal in reproductions. All of our prints our original and authentic. Please browse other prints by Bessa at our store, Papillon Prints.

Size: Approx 6 inches x 10. inches (PAGE), Image size (platemark) is approximately 5.25 x 8.25.

Condition: VERY GOOD. SEE PHOTO. LIGHTLY PENCILLED NUMBER IN UPPER RIGHT CORNER MARGIN, FAINT AGE-TONING AT EXTREME EDGES OF PAGE. This Print is over 174 years old, and due to its age, small imperfections are to be expected. We feel that this print is in very good condition, but please view the large photo to make your own determination.

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