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WD6014656

Set of Six 19th Century Botanicals by Bessa

  • H: 36.5 cm (14 3/8")
  • W: 28 cm (12")

Set of six fine hand-coloured engravings, by Pancrace Bessa.

From Flore des Jardiniers, Amateurs et Manufacturiers. Paris: Audot, 1836.

Pancrace Bessa was an outstanding pupil of Redoute and in the employ of the Duchess of Berry as a painter of natural history subjects.

Each engraving is accompanied by the scientific and French names of the depicted plant. The name of the artist, "P. Bessa Pinx. " is always on the left side. The name of the engraver is on the right side and varies from engraving to engraving.

The natural habitat of the plant and when it blooms is shown on the lowest left line.

Decorative and fascinating set.  

Lorfords approved

Set of six fine hand-coloured engravings, by Pancrace Bessa.

From Flore des Jardiniers, Amateurs et Manufacturiers. Paris: Audot, 1836.

Pancrace Bessa was an outstanding pupil of Redoute and in the employ of the Duchess of Berry as a painter of natural history subjects.

Each engraving is accompanied by the scientific and French names of the depicted plant. The name of the artist, "P. Bessa Pinx. " is always on the left side. The name of the engraver is on the right side and varies from engraving to engraving.

The natural habitat of the plant and when it blooms is shown on the lowest left line.

Decorative and fascinating set.   

  • Condition: Good
  • Country: France
  • Materials & Techniques: Paper
  • Period: 19th Cent

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