This Oppenheimer Editions print of Brookshaw Pl. 73, White Filbert; Scarlet Filbert; Barcelona Filbert; English Cob Nut; two varieties from Isaac Swainson; White Hazle Nut; Brown Hazle Nut masterfully represents the artist’s original imagery using state-of-the-art printing technology.
Brookshaw’s bold and colorful imagery is a perfect addition to your kitchen or home decor. Ornament your walls with this decadent harvest!
About Pomona Britannica
Published from 1804 – 1812 by George Brookshaw, Pomona Britannica contains 90 aquatint engravings depicting 256 varieties of fruit cultivated in Britain. Plums, peaches, melons, apples, and grapes set against light cream or stoic brown backgrounds populate the folio. Brookshaw’s folio is intended to cultivate the tastes of higher-class gentlemen so that they might instruct their gardeners on implementing fashionable fruit varietals. Additionally, the engravings were intended to serve as instructive illustrations for botanists and pomologists, while also remaining aesthetic and enchanting as works of art. Pomona Britannica was described by S. T. Prideaux as “one of the finest colour plate books in existence.”
The Oppenheimer Editions publication of Pomona Britannica makes George Brookshaw’s 19th-century plates available as fine art prints. In a limited edition of 200, these prints are made with the finest quality archival pigments on rag watercolor paper and executed to exacting standards.
About George Brookshaw
George Brookshaw (1751 – 1823) was born in Birmingham, England, and spent the early stages of his career building fine cabinets detailed with hand-painted botanical and pomological motifs. His clientele included none other than the Prince of Wales and examples of his cabinetry may be seen today at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. However, after a period of financial difficulty, Brookshaw turned to botanical illustration and gave flower-painting lessons. Brookshaw’s most notable publication is Pomona Britannica (1812) which illustrates “the Most Esteemed Fruits” cultivated in England at that time.
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 Brookshaw Pl. 73, White Filbert; Scarlet Filbert; Barcelona Filbert; English Cob Nut; two varieties from Isaac Swainson; White Hazle Nut; Brown Hazle Nut, email us at [email protected] or check out our articles The Historical Significance of Botanical Illustration and A Comparative Analysis of Poiteau and Brookshaw’s Pomological Prints.
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