Georg Dionysius Ehret
Gardenia with a Double Flower
Etching and engraving (line engraving) with graphite pencil and pen and brown ink on laid paper.
17 11/16 x 12 3/8 inches (450 x 314 mm)
Gift of Mr. Charles Ryskamp in memory of Constance Mellon.
Charles Ryskamp, Princeton.
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.
Proof sheet for engraving, possibly for Plantae et papiliones rariores, published in London, 1748 to 1760.