Sep 26, 2007

A Collection of Flowers Drawn from Nature: Large Double China Aster

A Collection of Flowers Drawn from Nature: Large Double China Aster


John Edwards


Etching, hand colored

Image: 43.4 x 31.5 cm (17 1/16 x 12 3/8 in.); Platemark: 34 x 25 cm (13 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland in honor of Mrs. William G. Mather 1955.460



Edwards was one of the best botanical draftsmen of the 18th century. Large Double China Aster is from a superb and extremely rare book with 77 plates illustrating a variety of beautiful flowers. The coloring is particularly fine owing to the use of pale printer’s ink that does not interfere with the delicacy of the watercolor.

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