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Basilius Besler, Botanical II 1613
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ARTIST Basilius Besler
DIMENSIONS 18" x 22"
FINISH lemon silver
FRAME DETAILS hand-finished wood/mountboard/glass
MADE OF giclée print on fine-art paper
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London-based William Stafford Gallery is a treasure trove of fine-art prints, contemporary black-and-white photography, sepia photography, and works in color. By commissioning artists and photographers and then controlling all aspects of print production, the gallery ensures a consistently exceptional quality. Through collaborations with master framemakers, it offers new and refreshing presentation ideas in pace with today's design trends.
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Apothecary and botanist Basilius Besler (1561-1629) was responsible for the most celebrated collection of botanical illustrations ever published. The "Hortus Eystettensis" is the pictorial record of the gardens of the Prince-Bishop of Eichstatt, created in the early 1600s. This is a fine-art giclée reproduction of an antique Besler print from the William Stafford archives, given a contemporary blue-and-sepia coloring. The image is printed on aged paper showing a deckle edge. The gesso-and-wood frame was hand-finished using 17th-century Florentine techniques and hand-painted in lemon silver.