The Old Print Shop

Seven Sisters.

  • ARTIST: Dellon Marcus Dewey

  • MEDIUM: Pochoir,

    DATE: c.1865.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 8 3/4 x 5 5/8" (222 x 143 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From Dewey's Pocket Series - Colored from Nature. Out of Rochester, New York, this color plate was made and bound with other fruit & flower plates and used by nursery salesman to visually represent the 'product' they were selling. "In the early period the plates were usually produced by stencil and hand coloring,.... Chromolithography gradually replaced the hand-finished plates and became the primary medium by the mid-1880's." - Reese.


  • CONDITION: Good condition with original color. Some staining along bottom & left paper margin.

  • REFERENCE: Reese "Nineteenth Century American Color Plate Books" #70.