Clematis: Princess Mary. Walter Hood Fitch.

Clematis: Princess Mary.

London: Journal of Horticulture, 1869. First printing. Archivally matted in Ivory rag mat with gilt French line decoration. Sized to 12 x 16 inches. A Fine original hand-colored lithograph by John Nugent Fitch, (1840 - 1927), after a painting by his uncle; Walter Hood Fitch (British:1817 -1892). 15 x 23.3 cm. During his long and illustrious career as a botanical painter, W. H. Fitch contributed to several of the most important publications produced during the great age of botanical exploration and discovery of the nineteenth century including Curtis' Botanical Magazine and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Undoubtedly, Fitch was a major contributor to the art of botanical illustration, design and horticulture. Through his drawings, which were bold, vibrant and exacting, Fitch was able to capture the essence of the flower and thus animate the botanical specimens with very few lines. As a consummate lithographer, Fitch often executed his compositions directly onto the limestone tablet to be printed directly, thus requiring no intermediate study or sketch. His work is an important addition to every botanical collection. Item #3536

Price: $150.00

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