"Quinces (Pears)" Original Copper Plate Engraving by Elizabeth Blackwell, c. 1750

Elizabeth Blackwell (Great Britain, 18th Century)

"Quinces (Pears)" Original Copper Plate Engraving by Elizabeth Blackwell, c. 1750

An original hand colored copper plate engraving by Scottish artist Elizabeth Blackwell (1700-1758) titled "Quinces" (Pears), c. 1750. Quinces scientific name is "cydonea mala cotonea majora". Comes from 'Blackwellianum Emendatum et Auctum est Collectio Stirplum", published c. 1750. Sheet size: 14" x 9". Excellent condition.

Elizabeth Blackwell (1707 – 1758) was a Scottish botanical illustrator and author who was best known as both the artist and engraver for the plates of "A Curious Herbal", published between 1737 and 1739. The book illustrated many odd-looking and unknown plants from the New World, and was designed as a reference work on medicinal plants for the use of physicians and apothecaries.

UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 14 in | WIDTH: 9 in

Origin Great Britain
Category Engravings
Circa1750
Period 18th Century
Style Realism
ConditionExcellent

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