Antique Fruit Print of a Winter Melon or Ash Gourd

Productnr.: BG-13359-2

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Antique print titled 'The Winter Melon'. Winter melon, or ash gourd, is a mild-tasting fruit that's often used as a vegetable in Asian cuisines. This print originates from 'Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London' published circa 1835.In Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London we find some of the most beautifully illustrated and vibrant botanical and fruit prints in botanical illustration. Many prominent artist of the day contributed to the work, including W. Hooker, Mrs. Withers, J. Robertson, B. Cotton, E. Smith and more.

For the first time in England, steel plates were used for the engravings, along with a variety of techniques including mezzotint and hand coloring. The prints are also enhanced with gum arabic so the fruits almost glisten.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Shows minor wear and soiling, blank verso. Please study image carefully.

Date: c.1835

Overall size: 23.5 x 28.7 cm.