LOVE IN A MIST, LOVE LIES A BLEEDING, BLUE, ROSE COLOUR, ANDD WHITE LUPINE. PLATE XXXI.

image56793


Love in a Mist, Love Lies a Bleeding, Blue, Rose Colour, andd White Lupine. Plate XXXI.

Lithograph, original hand color,. 1837
Image size vignette 6 1/2 x 5" (160 x 128 mm).
Good condition, save small stain near image.
LOCATION: Washington D.C.

Inventory Number: 56793
Price: SOLD
Publisher : Published by Fielding Lucas, Jr., Baltimore.
Scarce lithograph with original hand color. From "Flora's Dictionary," by Mrs. E.W. Wirt of Virginia. Embellished by Mrs. Anna Smith. Mrs. Wirt's book is one of the earliest colored botanical works published in America. Rather than depicting a single flower, each plate shows a carefully selected grouping. As Bennett notes, "The arrangements of flowers are beautifully balanced and the coloring is brilliant." (Bennett, "American Color Plate Books, 115). 18th-19th Century Subjects , Natural History