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African Aloe, plate 47 from Phtanthoza Iconographia

A work made of color mezzotint and engraving on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of color mezzotint and engraving on cream laid paper.

Date:

1736

Artist:

Published by Johann Wilhelm Weinmann
German, 1683-1741

About this artwork

The botanist Johann Wilhelm Weinmann employed several German artists to provide unsigned color illustrations for his massive study of the iconography of plants. The artists mentioned on the title page included Bartholmaus Seuter (1678–1754), Johann Elias Ridinger (1698–1767) and Johann Jacob Haid (1704–1767). The mixed technique of mezzotint and engraving in multiple colors had never before been used for botanical publications, and so preceded Jacques Gautier D’Agoty’s 1767 attempt, the Collection of Usual, Curious and Foreign Plants, as well as Robert John Thornton’s more graphically successful 1799 Temple of Flora.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Johann Wilhelm Weinmann

Title

African Aloe, plate 47 from Phtanthoza Iconographia

Origin

Germany

Date

Made 1736

Medium

Color mezzotint and engraving on cream laid paper

Dimensions

324 × 210 mm (plate); 375 × 230 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Walter S. Brewster

Reference Number

1936.100

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