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Salbey (Salvia) Print [RESUBMIT]

Phyllis Lucas Gallery/Old Print Center

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Salbey (Salvia) Print [RESUBMIT]

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Era:
Antique; 18th century
Condition:
Excellent
Country of Origin:
Germany
Materials:
ink on paper
Size:
5" L x 4" H
Color/Finish:
multi

Why We Love This

A hand-colored copperplate engraving from Germany showing a frontal view of salvia, a plant with several species—some ornamental, some psychedelic. Although printed in 1719, the composition is reminiscent of the botanical prints of Basilius Besler from his masterwork "Hortus Eysttensis," first published in 1613. The elaborate background reflects the emergence of European landscape painting and the importance of herbs in culinary culture, alchemy, and medicine at that time.
As described by Phyllis Lucas Gallery/Old Print Center

About Phyllis Lucas Gallery/Old Print Center

Located in Midtown East Manhattan, our gallery has one of the largest collections of antique prints and fine art in New York City. With a long and storied history, our gallery holds the distinction as the first publisher of Salvador Dali’s lithographs in America and has been among the foremost of the city's dealers in antique works on paper since its founding in 1928.