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Vibrant Tuberous Begonia Chromolithograph. Edward Step. 1896.


£95 | $132 USD | €111 EUR
Item Number: SA777421
Date of manufacture: 1890
Current Status: For sale
Seller: The Lithograph Archive (formerly Greystones Fine Interiors)
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Tuberous begonias (or the Tuberosa Group) are a group of Begonia cultivars, sometimes regarded as some of the most spectacular of the genus. They are a favourite of gardeners for their bright colours and long flowering season. Male and female flowers are borne separately on the same plant, the male flowers being the showiest. This vibrant chromolithograph from 'Favourite Flowers' achieves a wonderful balance between botanical art and a more scientific study. The observation is fine with richly texture leaves and bold, intense flowers.
About Edward Step:
Edward Step (1855-1931) was a naturalist and author of several books on nature. His works ranged from insects to flowers.
His Favourite Flowers of the Garden and Greenhouse was probably his most well known work and was originally published in 13 parts in 1896. This guide showcased established and new flowers of the Victorian times and provided directions for the cultivation and propagation of the species and varieties, with hints as to the appropriate soils, situations, times for planting, sowing, striking, grafting, and so forth.
This fine lithograph has been framed and mounted to a premium standard. The outer frame is finished with a luminous gold leaf, the mount is well proportioned and finished with a delicate gold fillet to achieve a sophisticated contrast framing for the works. The glass is museum quality with low reflection, amazing colour intensity and high U.V. absorption to protect the work. The quality acid-free conservation materials and expert techniques used will ensure your artwork is protected for the next 100 years of its life!
The framed lithograph is 35cm tall by 29.5 cm wide. As a single piece the framed plate will effortlessly bring sophistication to any room, as a collection the impact is simply extraordinary, and the plates are far, far more powerful 'in person' than even professional photographs can convey.
About Chromolithographs:
Chromolithography is a unique method for making superb multi-colour prints which became the most successful method of colour printing developed by the 19th Century. The initial technique involved the use of multiple lithographic stones, one for each colour, and whilst extremely expensive was used for the best quality results. Depending on the number of colours present, a chromolithograph could take even very skilled workers months to produce and involve dozen of colours and layers.
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A timeless and effortlessly sophisticated collection of highly decorative and professionally framed fine, rare, old and vintage hand coloured lithographs, chromolithographs, lithographs and etchings.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1890.


Height = 35 cm (13.8")
Width = 29.5 cm (11.6")
Depth = 3 cm (1.2")

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