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Pyrus communis. Poirier commun by  P.  (illus).  Gabriel (engraved by) PEARS) Bessa - Ca. 1801- 1819. - from oldimprints.com and Biblio.com

Pyrus communis. Poirier commun

by PEARS) Bessa, P. (illus). Gabriel (engraved by)

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Paris.. Ca. 1801- 1819.. Stipple engraving printed in color with added hand color, plate 9 x 12 inches on sheet 10 x 16 inches. Very faint light foxing. Very good condition. An exquisite example of French botanical art at its high point in the early nineteenth century, this fine print is by Pancrace Bessa (a contemporary of P.J. Redoute), interpreted in the delicate medium of stipple engraving by Gabriel. It was published in "Traite des Arbres et Arbustes que l'on cultive en france en pleine terre. Seconde edition 'nouveau Duhamel' considerablement augmentee" (Dunthorne 243), a multi volume work documenting trees and shrubs cultivated in France and a showcase for the artistry of P.J. Redoute and Pancrace Bessa. .


  • Bookseller: oldimprints.com US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 41055
  • Title: Pyrus communis. Poirier commun
  • Author: PEARS) Bessa, P. (illus). Gabriel (engraved by)
  • Book condition: Used
  • Place: Paris.
  • Date published: Ca. 1801- 1819.
  • Keywords: Botanical, Botanical Art, Botanical Print, engraving, France, fruit, Pears, Trees, zzprintg
  • Bookseller catalogs: Botanical Prints - Redoute and Bessa - large;

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