A Flower Piece

A Flower Piece

Description
Mezzotint from George P. Marsh's copy of The Houghton Gallery, vol. 1. Removed from the binding by curator S. R. Koehler for use in the Smithsonian exhbition at Cincinnati in 1888. Companion print to A Fruit Piece, also after van Huysum. In the volume's table of contents, the publisher described these two prints as surpassing, "in point of execution, every print before engraved in this manner."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
mezzotint
Object Type
Mezzotint
date made
1778
engraver
Earlom, Richard
delineator
Farington, Joseph
publisher
Boydell, John
original artist
Huysum, Jan van
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 56.75 cm x 43 cm; 22 11/32 in x 16 15/16 in
ID Number
1978.0534.02.91
accession number
1978.0534
catalog number
1978.0534.02.91
Credit Line
Marsh Collection
subject
Flowers
Cincinnati Industrial Exposition
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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