Gardenia with a Double Flower

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Georg Dionysius Ehret
1708-1770
18th century
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.
1983.75
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18th century
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Charles Ryskamp, Princeton.
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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.
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Proof sheet for engraving, possibly for Plantae et papiliones rariores, published in London, 1748 to 1760.

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