Bateman Pl. 30, Odontoglossum Roezlii exemplifies the artist’s dedication to capturing the intricacies of this orchid genus in unparalleled detail.
Executed to exacting standards, this modern facsimile is printed with high-quality archival pigments on rag watercolor paper and blind embossed with the Oppenheimer Editions logo. Uplift your environment with Bateman’s delightful and ethereal orchids.
About Bateman’s A Monograph of Odontoglossum
James Bateman’s A Monograph of Odontoglossum (1864 – 1874) comprises 30 large-scale lithographs with hand-applied color depicting various orchid species. With no more than 300 copies produced, the folio is rare and the prints are superb examples of 19th-century botanical art.
The Oppenheimer Editions publication of James Bateman’s A Monograph of Orchids makes available all 30 plates as modern fine art prints. Issued in a limited edition of 200, these prints faithfully capture the delicate linework and soft coloring of Bateman’s original lithographs.
About James Bateman
Born a nobleman at Redivals near Bury, England, James Bateman (1811 – 1897) wrote extensively on the subject of orchids and became one of the early developers of orchid culture. He is particularly known for his significant contributions to orchid botany and his lectures on the subject greatly increased the plant’s popularity in England. Encouraged by his father to pursue his interest in horticulture, as a young man of 23 he hired a botanical collector to go to Guyana in search of orchids and later sponsored expeditions to Mexico and South America that enabled collectors to gather rare specimens. He pioneered “cool orchid cultivation” a process that allowed the Odontoglossum to be cultivated in England, duplicating the cool arid climate of the cloud forests in Central and South America where these exotic flowers are found. His publication A Monograph of Odontoglossum (1864 – 1874) contains 30 large-scale hand-colored lithographs of this remarkable and delicate genus.
About Oppenheimer Editions
Established in 1999, our publishing company Oppenheimer Editions was developed in order to produce modern facsimiles of historic works of art. Marrying cutting-edge digital printing technologies with canonical works of art, Oppenheimer Editions has partnered with prestigious museums to make their holdings accessible to the public as fine art prints. Works from the New-York Historical Society’s unrivaled collections of John James Audubon’s watercolors and the Hudson River School paintings are examples of art that otherwise would be unobtainable.
Among the institutional collections we have partnered with are the American Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum, and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Our Oppenheimer Editions prints are not mere reproductions. Rather, they are limited-edition fine art prints made with the finest quality archival pigments on rag watercolor paper and executed to exacting standards.
For more information about Bateman Pl. 30, Odontoglossum Roezlii, email us at [email protected] or check out our article The Historical Significance of Botanical Illustration.
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