Basilius Besler was responsible for the most celebrated florilegium 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 print from the William Stafford archives, given a contemporary blue and sepia coloring. The image is printed on aged paper showing a deckled edge. The gesso-and-wood frame was hand-finished by craftsmen using traditional 17th-century Florentine techniques and hand-painted in lemon silver.
William Stafford Gallery has a sterling reputation for its reproduction prints. The London-based 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.