Florilegium

Print
late 16th century - early 17th century (engraved)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Engraving; numbered. One of seventeen plates from a florilegium or flower book. Each plate features botanical studies of flower heads and stems from a single type of flower arranged in a decorative, roughly symmetrical manner as if scattered on the page, among them: roses (plates 4 & 5); lilies (6) lily of the valley (7); sunflowers (8); sweet williams (10); anemones (11); iris (12 & 18); carnations (13 or 14); forget-me-not (15); daffodils (16); columbine (17); chinese carnations (19); African marigold (21); peonies (22); and campanula (23).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraving print on paper
Brief Description
Engraved ornament print by Adriaen Collaert; one of seventeen plates from a florilegium or flower book, each featuring botanical studies of flower heads and stems; Antwerp, late 16th century - early 17th century.
Physical Description
Engraving; numbered. One of seventeen plates from a florilegium or flower book. Each plate features botanical studies of flower heads and stems from a single type of flower arranged in a decorative, roughly symmetrical manner as if scattered on the page, among them: roses (plates 4 & 5); lilies (6) lily of the valley (7); sunflowers (8); sweet williams (10); anemones (11); iris (12 & 18); carnations (13 or 14); forget-me-not (15); daffodils (16); columbine (17); chinese carnations (19); African marigold (21); peonies (22); and campanula (23).
Dimensions
  • Plate height: 17.7cm
  • Plate width: 12.6 to 12.7cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
(Numbered at lower left)
Production
The first edition of this work was published by Philips Galle in ca. 1687-1589.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Ornements, architecture. Paris: La Sirène, 1990. Bookseller's catalogue.
  • Ornements, architecture. Paris: La Sirène, 1990. Bookseller’s catalogue.
Collection
Accession Number
E.528-1991

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record createdMarch 2, 2009
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