Georg Dionysius Ehret

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Georg Dionysius Ehret
1708-1770
Gardenia with a Double Flower
Proof engraving.
16 3/8 x 11 1/8 inches (416 x 283 mm)
Gift of Mr. Charles Ryskamp in memory of Constance Mellon.
1983.75
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Inscribed variously by the artist at upper right, in pen and brown ink, "Gardenia with a Double Flower."; letters A to K at various renderings and cross-sections of the plant.
Provenance: 
Charles Ryskamp, Princeton.
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Proof sheet for engraving, possibly for Plantae et papiliones rariores, published in London, 1748 to 1760.

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