"Plums" (no title)
Framed H: 25 15/16" Framed W: 20 15/16"
Aquatint and stipple engraving printed in color and finished by hand
Acc. No. 1986-85
The cartouche reads: "PLATE XIV/ Printed & Published as the Act directs by the Author G. Brookshaw June 1806."
Label:This print of plums is from Pomona Britannica, thought to be George Brookshaw’s most important publication. The work, completed in 1812, contained 103 illustrations of fruits and flowers. The title page of the large-folio volume read, Pomona Britanica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in this country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other. Selected principally from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court, and the remainder from the most celebrated gardens round London. Accurately drawn and coloured from Nature, with full descriptions of their various qualities, season, &c.