106 Sold Set of Six Botanical Engravings after Georg Dionysius Ehret, London, 1750

Superb Set of Six Framed Engraving (hand coloured) from The Natural History of Barbados. Engravings after Georg Dionysius Ehret, London, 1750. Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708–1770) was born in Germany to Ferdinand Christian Ehret, a gardener and competent draughtsman, and Anna Maria Ehret. Beginning his working life as a gardener's apprentice near Heidelberg, he became one of the most influential European botanical artists of all time. The Natural History of Barbados, a fascinating overview of the many plants and animals to be found on Barbados in the 18th century, was but one of many botanical collections illustrated by Ehret. His original art work may be found at the Natural History Museum in London, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and The Royal Society, London. This Set make for a striking display and are in excellent condition.

Image Plate Size Height 12" (31cm) Width 8" (20cm)  Item Sold