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


  • PUBLISHER: Published by Fielding Lucas, Jr., Baltimore.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph, original hand color,.

    DATE: 1837

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size vignette 6 1/2 x 5" (160 x 128 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: 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).


  • CONDITION: Good condition, save small stain near image.

  • REFERENCE: Bennett, American Color Plates, 115.

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