Aug 22, 2014

Pomona Britannica: No. 64 - Scarlet Flesh Romana Melon

Pomona Britannica: No. 64 - Scarlet Flesh Romana Melon


George Brookshaw

(British, 1751–1823)


Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland in honor of Arnold M. Davis 1955.312


Did you know?

Melons belong to the gourd family, meaning they grow on vines and should be supported by stalks or trellises.


Pomona Britannica illustrates fruits cultivated at Hampton Court Palace’s gardens, the most celebrated around London. It was devoted to the most handsome varieties of fruit cultivated in England. Most of the 90 plates in this large and sumptuous book, like these, have dark aquatint backgrounds.

See also
PR - Aquatint
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