AMERICAN SWEET CHESTNUT.

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Dellon Marcus Dewey

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American Sweet Chestnut.

Chromolithograph, c.1865.
Paper size 8 3/4 x 5 5/8" (222 x 143 mm).
Good condition and color, save for a crease along binding edge.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 71422
Price: $225.00
Publisher :
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. Text; "A stately native tree, valuable alike for its shade and fruit. When in full bloom is one of the handsomest forest trees." 18th-19th Century Subjects , Natural History - Botanicals , Other Fruits and Vegetables

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