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Florilegium

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Antwerp (engraved)

  • Date:

    late 16th century - early 17th century (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Collaert, Adriaen (engraver)
    Galle, Theodoor (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving print on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.533-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 152

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).

Place of Origin

Antwerp (engraved)

Date

late 16th century - early 17th century (engraved)

Artist/maker

Collaert, Adriaen (engraver)
Galle, Theodoor (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Numbered at lower left

Dimensions

Height: 17.7 cm plate, Width: 12.6 to 12.7 cm plate

Descriptive line

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.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ornements, architecture. Paris: La Sirène, 1990. Bookseller's catalogue.
Ornements, architecture. Paris: La Sirène, 1990. Bookseller’s catalogue.

Production Note

The first edition of this work was published by Philips Galle in ca. 1687-1589.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Botany; Flowers; Forget-me-nots; Engraved ornament

Categories

Prints; Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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