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79 BOTANICAL CHROMOLITHOGRAPH IMAGES ON COMPACT
DISC . 1897 FAVORITE
FLOWERS of GARDEN AND GREENHOUSE. VOLUME IV
BY EDWARD STEP, F.L.S. and WILLIAM WATSON F.R.H.S.
ASSISTANT CURATOR. ROYAL GARDENS, KEW.
FREDERICK WARNE & CO. NEW YORK AND LONDON 1896.
CHROMOLITHOGRAPH ILLUSTRATIONS SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY
D. BOIS Assistant de la Chaire de Culture au Museum d'Histoire Naturelle
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FAVORITE FLOWERS of GARDEN AND GREENHOUSE is a
four-volume work, authored by Edward Step and edited by William Watson. D. Bois
was the assistant curator of The Museum of Natural History in Paris France. He
arranged the 316 chromolithographs. The botanicals were drawn and colored
directly from living examples. The characteristic pose of each plant has been
captured with an engaging sense of accuracy and overall vibrancy. Of particular
interest is the floral presentation. In order that the flower structure could be
perfectly understood, a vertical cross section shows the relative positions of
the flower parts. .
The Ending of the nineteenth century produced magnificent publications brought
about through the impetus of botanical exploration, which reached its peak just
before the turn of the century. The body of art and science were tightly
interwoven. It was a time when the natural sciences spawned the most artful
expression of the printers craft ever achieved. Painters of flowers are perhaps
more numerous than painters of birds. Certainly, their folios of original
paintings and drawings are in every herbarium, such as Kew in England, the queen
of the worlds herbaria. The last quarter of the nineteenth century gave rise to
the development of the many -stone chromolithographic process in which as many
as 20 different litho stones or color separations had to be prepared.
INDEX TO IMAGES