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          • Brookshaw - 7 Grape Lithographs
            Feb. 24, 2024

            Brookshaw - 7 Grape Lithographs

            Est: $500 - $1,000

            This charming fruit lithograph is from George Brookshaw's The Horticultural Repository containing Delineations of the Best Varieties of the Different Species of English Fruits. The work was published in London by Sherwood, Jones, and Co. between 1820 and 1823. The work was issued as a periodical and completed in July 1823. Brookshaw dies in 1823 and the final editor noted in the preface that "It is hoped... that the present work... will... form a suitable monument to [Brookshaw's] genius and talent."

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          • Brookshaw - 6 Cherry Lithographs
            Feb. 24, 2024

            Brookshaw - 6 Cherry Lithographs

            Est: $500 - $1,000

            This charming fruit lithograph is from George Brookshaw's The Horticultural Repository containing Delineations of the Best Varieties of the Different Species of English Fruits. The work was published in London by Sherwood, Jones, and Co. between 1820 and 1823. The work was issued as a periodical and completed in July 1823. Brookshaw dies in 1823 and the final editor noted in the preface that "It is hoped... that the present work... will... form a suitable monument to [Brookshaw's] genius and talent."

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Brookshaw - Melon. 59
            Feb. 17, 2024

            Brookshaw - Melon. 59

            Est: $100 - $300

            This charming fruit lithograph is from George Brookshaw's The Horticultural Repository containing Delineations of the Best Varieties of the Different Species of English Fruits. The work was published in London by Sherwood, Jones, and Co. between 1820 and 1823. The work was issued as a periodical and completed in July 1823. Brookshaw dies in 1823 and the final editor noted in the preface that "It is hoped... that the present work... will... form a suitable monument to [Brookshaw's] genius and talent."

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Brookshaw - 5 Plum Lithographs
            Feb. 17, 2024

            Brookshaw - 5 Plum Lithographs

            Est: $500 - $1,000

            This charming fruit lithograph is from George Brookshaw's The Horticultural Repository containing Delineations of the Best Varieties of the Different Species of English Fruits. The work was published in London by Sherwood, Jones, and Co. between 1820 and 1823. The work was issued as a periodical and completed in July 1823. Brookshaw dies in 1823 and the final editor noted in the preface that "It is hoped... that the present work... will... form a suitable monument to [Brookshaw's] genius and talent."

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Brookshaw - 7 Pear Lithographs
            Feb. 17, 2024

            Brookshaw - 7 Pear Lithographs

            Est: $500 - $1,000

            This charming fruit lithograph is from George Brookshaw's The Horticultural Repository containing Delineations of the Best Varieties of the Different Species of English Fruits. The work was published in London by Sherwood, Jones, and Co. between 1820 and 1823. The work was issued as a periodical and completed in July 1823. Brookshaw dies in 1823 and the final editor noted in the preface that "It is hoped... that the present work... will... form a suitable monument to [Brookshaw's] genius and talent."

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • BROOKSHAW, George (bap. 1751-1823) Pomona Britannica; or, a collection of
            Dec. 13, 2023

            BROOKSHAW, George (bap. 1751-1823) Pomona Britannica; or, a collection of

            Est: £40,000 - £60,000

            BROOKSHAW, George (bap. 1751-1823) Pomona Britannica; or, a collection of the most esteemed fruits at present...

            Christie's
          • Two George Brookshaw Aquatints of Melons
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Two George Brookshaw Aquatints of Melons

            Est: $300 - $500

            (British, 1751-1823) from Pomona Britannica; or, a collection of the most esteemed fruits at present cultivated in this country. London: Printed for the author, by T. Bensley, White Cochrane and Co., Publisher, E. Lloyd and W. Lindsell, [1804-] 1812., aquatint and engraving, printed in color with hand finishing on wove paper, sight 11-3/4 x 9-3/8 in.; matching gilt wood frames, museum glass, 22-3/8 x 19-5/8 x 13/16 in. Provenance: Private Collection

            Brunk Auctions
          • George Brookshaw Aquatint, Peaches
            Nov. 16, 2023

            George Brookshaw Aquatint, Peaches

            Est: $200 - $400

            (British, 1751-1823) from Pomona Britannica; or, a collection of the most esteemed fruits at present cultivated in this country. London: Printed for the author, by T. Bensley, White Cochrane and Co., Publisher, E. Lloyd and W. Lindsell, [1804-] 1812., aquatint and engraving, printed in color with hand finishing on wove paper, plate 17-1/4 x 13-5/8 in.; print frame, museum glass, 27-1/8 x 22-13/16 x 15/16 in. Provenance: Private Collection

            Brunk Auctions
          • Four Botanical Aquatints by George Brookshaw (British, 1751-1823)
            Oct. 10, 2023

            Four Botanical Aquatints by George Brookshaw (British, 1751-1823)

            Est: $2,500 - $3,500

            Four Botanical Aquatints by George Brookshaw (British, 1751-1823) each with stipple engraving, print and hand coloring; comprising Plate LXIII, Plate LXXXV, Plate XXXI and Plate LXXXIII from Pamona Britannica (1806-1812). Each: 16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (sight); 27 x 23 inches (frame). This lot is located in Chicago. Property from an Ohio Estate

            Hindman
          • Fruit.- Brookshaw (George) Three plums, plate XIV of 'Pomona Britannica', Longman, Hurst, Rees [& others], [1817]; and 5 others, from the same, all in mounts (6)
            Sep. 21, 2023

            Fruit.- Brookshaw (George) Three plums, plate XIV of 'Pomona Britannica', Longman, Hurst, Rees [& others], [1817]; and 5 others, from the same, all in mounts (6)

            Est: £100 - £150

            NO RESERVE Fruit.- Brookshaw (George) Three plums, plate XIV of 'Pomona Britannica', stipple-engraved, printed in colours and finished by hand, sheet 336 x 272mm., hinged into mount, little spotting, lightly browned, Longman, Hurst, Rees [& others], [1817]; and 5 others, from the same, all in mounts (6)

            Forum Auctions - UK
          • Fruit.- Brookshaw (George) Three plums, plate XIV of 'Pomona Britannica', Longman, Hurst, Rees [& others], [1817]; and 5 others, from the same, all in mounts (6)
            Jul. 05, 2023

            Fruit.- Brookshaw (George) Three plums, plate XIV of 'Pomona Britannica', Longman, Hurst, Rees [& others], [1817]; and 5 others, from the same, all in mounts (6)

            Est: £150 - £200

            Fruit.- Brookshaw (George) Three plums, plate XIV of 'Pomona Britannica', stipple-engraved, printed in colours and finished by hand, sheet 336 x 272mm., hinged into mount, little spotting, lightly browned, Longman, Hurst, Rees [& others], [1817]; and 5 others, from the same, all in mounts (6)

            Forum Auctions - UK
          • George BROOKSHAW: Apricots (1812) - Engraving
            Jun. 30, 2023

            George BROOKSHAW: Apricots (1812) - Engraving

            Est: $100 - $150

            George Brookshaw (British, 1751-1823) "(Apricot) Black Apricot, Breda Apricot, Brussels Moore Park Apricot" aquatint and stipple engraving printed in color and finished in watercolor, from the book "Pomona Britannica of a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits". Engravers R. Brookshaw and H. Merke, London, 1812. Showing the fruits grown at the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court. Dedicated to “His Royal Highness, George,” soon to be King George IV, this book was originally meant to aid estate owners in distinguishing between the individual types of fruits and trees. Accurately drawn and colored from nature with full descriptions of their various qualities, seasons, etc. The prints depict various berries, fruits and nuts from trees, melons and grapes often include the detail of flowers and leaves. The beauty of the print is shown to the fullest advantage by being placed before either a light or dark plain background. Provenance: Phyllis Lucas Gallery, NYC. [Height: 22.5 in (57.15 cm); Width: 17.75 in (45.09 cm)]. In good condition.

            Roland Auctions NY
          • George Brookshaw, British (1751-1823), Plate I and Plate XXXIV, 1804, two aquatints with stipple engraving
            Jun. 10, 2023

            George Brookshaw, British (1751-1823), Plate I and Plate XXXIV, 1804, two aquatints with stipple engraving

            Est: $700 - $1,000

            George Brookshaw British, (1751-1823) Plate I and Plate XXXIV, 1804 two aquatints with stipple engraving framed.

            Link Auction Galleries
          • Brookshaw Pair of Fruit Engravings
            Jun. 08, 2023

            Brookshaw Pair of Fruit Engravings

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            BROOKSHAW, George (1751-1823). [Pair] Plate LXXV [WITH] Plate XXVII. Engravings with original hand color. From Pomona Britannica. London, 1804-1812. Approx. 22 3/4" x 18 1/4" sheet.

            Arader Galleries
          • George BROOKSHAW: Apricots (1812) - Engraving
            Apr. 28, 2023

            George BROOKSHAW: Apricots (1812) - Engraving

            Est: $200 - $300

            George Brookshaw (British, 1751-1823) "(Apricot) Black Apricot, Breda Apricot, Brussels Moore Park Apricot" aquatint and stipple engraving printed in color and finished in watercolor, from the book "Pomona Britannica of a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits". Engravers R. Brookshaw and H. Merke, London, 1812. Showing the fruits grown at the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court. Dedicated to “His Royal Highness, George,” soon to be King George IV, this book was originally meant to aid estate owners in distinguishing between the individual types of fruits and trees. Accurately drawn and colored from nature with full descriptions of their various qualities, seasons, etc. The prints depict various berries, fruits and nuts from trees, melons and grapes often include the detail of flowers and leaves. The beauty of the print is shown to the fullest advantage by being placed before either a light or dark plain background. Provenance: Phyllis Lucas Gallery, NYC. [Height: 22.5 in (57.15 cm); Width: 17.75 in (45.09 cm)]. In good condition.

            Roland Auctions NY
          • George Brookshaw aquatint stipple engraving Peaches
            Apr. 15, 2023

            George Brookshaw aquatint stipple engraving Peaches

            Est: $400 - $800

            Brookshaw, George (English 1751-1823), Peaches, Pl XXXV, aquatint with stipple engravings, printed in colors and finished by hand on single sheets, from Pomona Britannica. London: T. Bensley for the author, published by White, Cochrane and Co., E. Lloyd and W. Lindsell, 1804-1812. 15.75 x 11.75 inches (site size), in a French mat and idled wood frame measuring 26 x 21 inches. George Brookshaw's splendid "Pomona Britannica" is a masterpiece among 19th-century British flower books. The publication of the "Pomona" marked the re-emergence of the acclaimed artist into the public eye after a total disappearance of nearly a decade. Initially a cabinet-make specializing in painted furniture decorated with borders of flowers, Brookshaw appears to have abandoned this career at about the same time as he parted company with his wife and began living with Elizabeth Stanton, and under the assumed name of G. Brown (c.1794-1804). During this time he earned a living as a teacher of flower-painting and on the proceeds of his first painting manual "A New Treatise on Flower Painting", 1797. Characterized by the highest standards of production and artistic quality, the superb illustrations that Brookshaw drew and engraved for the "Pomona" remain perhaps the most sumptuous and distinctive of the early 19th century. This magnificent and stylistically unique work took Brookshaw nearly ten years to produce. Rivaled only by Dr. Robert Thornton's "Temple of Flora," Brookshaw's 'Pomona' is considered to be the finest British botanical work from a time when England dominated the field with a very large number of great books. Brookshaw's fine illustrations make excellent use of the rich, modulated tones that the aquatint process creates. The elegantly arranged and richly colored fruits emerge from deep brown backgrounds or float on a softly mottled light ground, creating a presence unlike that of any other botanical illustrations. Brookshaw asserts in the preface that the "Pomona Britannica" was an enduring work created for the enjoyment and edification of "succeeding generations."

            Concept Art Gallery
          • Four Botanical Aquatints by George Brookshaw (British, 1751-1823)
            Apr. 13, 2023

            Four Botanical Aquatints by George Brookshaw (British, 1751-1823)

            Est: $2,500 - $3,500

            Four Botanical Aquatints by George Brookshaw (British, 1751-1823) each with stipple engraving, print and hand coloring; comprising Plate LXIII, Plate LXXXV, Plate XXXI and Plate LXXXIII from Pamona Britannica (1806-1812). Each: 16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (sight); 27 x 23 inches (frame). This lot is located in Chicago. Property from an Ohio Estate

            Hindman
          • Brookshaw, Folio - Peaches. 32
            Apr. 01, 2023

            Brookshaw, Folio - Peaches. 32

            Est: $3,000 - $6,000

            This remarkable, large folio fruit engraving is from George Brookshaw's Pomona Britannica, or a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in the country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other. The work featured originally hand-colored aquatint engravings created using the color printed stipple method. They were engraved by R. Brookshaw & H. Merke. George Brookshaw published the work in 1806 in London. Dunthorne remarked on Brookshaw and his work as “One of the eminent English artists of the early nineteenth century is George Brookshaw, who issued in 1812, Pomona Britannica. Ninety aquatint plates, printed in colour and on a scale comparable to Thornton’s Temple of Flora, depict the fruit grown around London and particularly in the royal gardens at Hampton Court. In Aquatint Engravings, Brookshaw’s Pomona Britannica is described by S. T. Prideaux as 'one of the finest colour plate books in existence.' In many of these plates the lovely mellow tones of the fruit glow against the dark or light brown backgrounds.”

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          • Brookshaw, Folio - Pears. 85
            Apr. 01, 2023

            Brookshaw, Folio - Pears. 85

            Est: $3,000 - $6,000

            This remarkable, large folio fruit engraving is from George Brookshaw's Pomona Britannica, or a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in the country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other. The work featured originally hand-colored aquatint engravings created using the color printed stipple method. They were engraved by R. Brookshaw & H. Merke. George Brookshaw published the work in 1806 in London. Dunthorne remarked on Brookshaw and his work as “One of the eminent English artists of the early nineteenth century is George Brookshaw, who issued in 1812, Pomona Britannica. Ninety aquatint plates, printed in colour and on a scale comparable to Thornton’s Temple of Flora, depict the fruit grown around London and particularly in the royal gardens at Hampton Court. In Aquatint Engravings, Brookshaw’s Pomona Britannica is described by S. T. Prideaux as 'one of the finest colour plate books in existence.' In many of these plates the lovely mellow tones of the fruit glow against the dark or light brown backgrounds.”

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          • George Brookshaw, Aquatint "Figs"
            Mar. 21, 2023

            George Brookshaw, Aquatint "Figs"

            Est: $50 - $5,000

            Plate LXXIV. Aquatint printed in colors with hand coloring; from "Pomona Britannica or A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits", annotated Plate LXXIV "Painted and Published as the Act directs by the Author G. Brookshaw 1807", plate size 17 3/4" x 13 3/4".

            Schwenke Auctioneers
          • George Brookshaw, Aquatint "Figs"
            Mar. 21, 2023

            George Brookshaw, Aquatint "Figs"

            Est: $50 - $5,000

            Plate LXXV. Aquatint printed in colors w hand coloring; from "Pomona Britannica or A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits", George Brookshaw, illegible annotation below the image, plate size 17 3/4" x 13 3/4". Gold on three edges of paper.

            Schwenke Auctioneers
          • George Brookshaw, Aquatint "Pears"
            Mar. 21, 2023

            George Brookshaw, Aquatint "Pears"

            Est: $50 - $5,000

            depicting "Petit Muscat, Sweet Sugar, Green Chissel, Citron de Calmes, and the Jargonelle Varieties". Aquatint printed in colors with hand coloring; from "Pomona Britannica or A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits", annotated “Plate LXXVI Painted and Published as the Act directs by the Author G. Brookshaw 1807"; plate size 17 3/4" x 13 3/4". Gold trim on three edges of paper.

            Schwenke Auctioneers
          • Brookshaw - Melon. 43
            Mar. 11, 2023

            Brookshaw - Melon. 43

            Est: $100 - $300

            This charming fruit lithograph is from George Brookshaw's The Horticultural Repository containing Delineations of the Best Varieties of the Different Species of English Fruits. The work was published in London by Sherwood, Jones, and Co. between 1820 and 1823. The work was issued as a periodical and completed in July 1823. Brookshaw dies in 1823 and the final editor noted in the preface that "It is hoped... that the present work... will... form a suitable monument to [Brookshaw's] genius and talent."

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          • Brookshaw - Melon. 51
            Mar. 11, 2023

            Brookshaw - Melon. 51

            Est: $100 - $300

            This charming fruit lithograph is from George Brookshaw's The Horticultural Repository containing Delineations of the Best Varieties of the Different Species of English Fruits. The work was published in London by Sherwood, Jones, and Co. between 1820 and 1823. The work was issued as a periodical and completed in July 1823. Brookshaw dies in 1823 and the final editor noted in the preface that "It is hoped... that the present work... will... form a suitable monument to [Brookshaw's] genius and talent."

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          • Brookshaw - Melon. 27
            Mar. 11, 2023

            Brookshaw - Melon. 27

            Est: $100 - $300

            This charming fruit lithograph is from George Brookshaw's The Horticultural Repository containing Delineations of the Best Varieties of the Different Species of English Fruits. The work was published in London by Sherwood, Jones, and Co. between 1820 and 1823. The work was issued as a periodical and completed in July 1823. Brookshaw dies in 1823 and the final editor noted in the preface that "It is hoped... that the present work... will... form a suitable monument to [Brookshaw's] genius and talent."

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • Brookshaw - Pineapple. 39
            Mar. 11, 2023

            Brookshaw - Pineapple. 39

            Est: $100 - $300

            This charming fruit lithograph is from George Brookshaw's The Horticultural Repository containing Delineations of the Best Varieties of the Different Species of English Fruits. The work was published in London by Sherwood, Jones, and Co. between 1820 and 1823. The work was issued as a periodical and completed in July 1823. Brookshaw dies in 1823 and the final editor noted in the preface that "It is hoped... that the present work... will... form a suitable monument to [Brookshaw's] genius and talent."

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          • Brookshaw - Grapes. 47
            Mar. 11, 2023

            Brookshaw - Grapes. 47

            Est: $100 - $300

            This charming fruit lithograph is from George Brookshaw's The Horticultural Repository containing Delineations of the Best Varieties of the Different Species of English Fruits. The work was published in London by Sherwood, Jones, and Co. between 1820 and 1823. The work was issued as a periodical and completed in July 1823. Brookshaw dies in 1823 and the final editor noted in the preface that "It is hoped... that the present work... will... form a suitable monument to [Brookshaw's] genius and talent."

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          • George BROOKSHAW: Apricots - Engraving, 1812
            Mar. 03, 2023

            George BROOKSHAW: Apricots - Engraving, 1812

            Est: $200 - $300

            George Brookshaw (British, 1751-1823), "(Apricot) Black Apricot, Breda Apricot, Brussels Moore Park Apricot" aquatint and stipple engraving printed in color and finished in watercolor, from the book "Pomona Britannica of a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits". Engravers R. Brookshaw and H. Merke, London, 1812. Showing the fruits grown at the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court. Dedicated to “His Royal Highness, George,” soon to be King George IV, this book was originally meant to aid estate owners in distinguishing between the individual types of fruits and trees. Accurately drawn and colored from nature with full descriptions of their various qualities, seasons, etc. The prints depict various berries, fruits and nuts from trees, melons and grapes often include the detail of flowers and leaves. The beauty of the print is shown to the fullest advantage by being placed before either a light or dark plain background. Provenance: Phyllis Lucas Gallery, NYC. [Height: 22.5 in (57.15 cm); Width: 17.75 in (45.09 cm)]. In good condition.

            Roland Auctions NY
          • George BROOKSHAW: Peaches - Engraving, 1812
            Mar. 03, 2023

            George BROOKSHAW: Peaches - Engraving, 1812

            Est: $200 - $300

            George Brookshaw (British, 1751-1823), "Peaches" aquatint and stipple engraving printed in color and finished in watercolor, from the book "Pomona Britannica of a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits". Engravers R. Brookshaw and H. Merke, London, 1812. Showing the fruits grown at the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court. Dedicated to “His Royal Highness, George,” soon to be King George IV, this book was originally meant to aid estate owners in distinguishing between the individual types of fruits and trees. Accurately drawn and colored from nature with full descriptions of their various qualities, seasons, etc. The prints depict various berries, fruits and nuts from trees, melons and grapes often include the detail of flowers and leaves. The beauty of the print is shown to the fullest advantage by being placed before either a light or dark plain background. Provenance: Phyllis Lucas Gallery, NYC. [Height: 22.5 in (57.15 cm); Width: 17.75 in (45.09 cm)]. In good condition.

            Roland Auctions NY
          • BROOKSHAW, POMONA BRITANNICA
            Sep. 24, 2022

            BROOKSHAW, POMONA BRITANNICA

            Est: $100,000 - $150,000

            BROOKSHAW, George (1751-1823). Pomona Britannica; or, A Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in this Country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other. London: T. Bensley for the author, published by White, Cochrane and Co., E. Lloyd and W. Lindsell, [1804]-1812 [but plates watermarked 1822]., 1822 Comparable: Christie's, Reese Sale, May 2022, Lot 297 - ($100- 150k Estimate); Christie's, 2012 - $110,500. Selected principally from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court, and the remainder from the most Celebrated Gardens round London. Accurately drawn and coloured from Nature, with full descriptions of their various qualities, seasons, etc. Broadsheets (22 2/8 x 18 inches). With the author's printed slip explaining the absence of three pineapple plates, 1 page of index (frontispiece, title-page and dedication leaf with old vertical crease). 90 magnificent aquatints with stipple engraving by Brookshaw, printed in colors and finished by hand. Contemporary brown morocco, elaborately paneled in gilt and blind (attractively rebacked to style). Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of famous bibliophile and Philadelphian Moncure Biddle (1882-1956) on the front paste-down Plates watermarked H.S. & S. 1822, text watermarked J. Whatman 1811. Originally published in parts between 1804 and 1812 and dedicated to the Prince Regent. Many of the specimens were taken from the Royal Gardens at Hampton Court and Kensington Gardens, among other great British gardens, and include: 256 varieties of fruit are depicted in the 90 plates, the subjects include 7 plates of Cherries; 10 of Plums or Apricots; 15 of Peaches and Nectarines; 5 of Pineapples; 17 of Grapes; 9 of Melons, 11 of Pears and 7 of Apples. George Brookshaw's splendid "Pomona Brittanica" is a masterpiece among 19th-century British flower books. The publication of the "Pomona" marked the re-emergence of the acclaimed artist into the public eye after a total disappearance of nearly a decade. Initially a cabinet-make specializing in painted furniture decorated with borders of flowers, Brookshaw appears to have abandoned this career at about the same time as he parted company with his wife and began living with Elizabeth Stanton, and under the assumed name of G. Brown (c.1794-1804). During this time he earned a living as a teacher of flower-painting and on the proceeds of his first painting manual "A New Treatise on Flower Painting", 1797. Characterized by the highest standards of production and artistic quality, the superb illustrations that Brookshaw drew and engraved for the "Pomona" remain perhaps the most sumptuous and distinctive of the early 19th century. This magnificent and stylistically unique work took Brookshaw nearly ten years to produce. Rivaled only by Dr. Robert Thornton's "Temple of Flora," Brookshaw's 'Pomona' is considered to be the finest British botanical work from a time when England dominated the field with a very large number of great books. Brookshaw's fine illustrations make excellent use of the rich, modulated tones that the aquatint process creates. The elegantly arranged and richly colored fruits emerge from deep brown backgrounds or float on a softly mottled light ground, creating a presence unlike that of any other botanical illustrations. Brookshaw asserts in the preface that the "Pomona Britannica" was an enduring work created for the enjoyment and edification of "succeeding generations."

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          • Two George Brookshaw Aquatints of Melons
            Jul. 14, 2022

            Two George Brookshaw Aquatints of Melons

            Est: $300 - $500

            (British, 1751-1823) Pl. LXVIII Polinae and Pl. LXV White Seed'd Rock, from Pomona Britannica; or, a collection of the most esteemed fruits at present cultivated in this country. London: Printed for the author, by T. Bensley, White Cochrane and Co., Publisher, E. Lloyd and W. Lindsell, [1804-] 1812., aquatint and engraving, printed in color with hand finishing on wove paper, 22-1/2 x 17-1/4 in.; unframed Provenance: Private Collection

            Brunk Auctions
          • GEORGE BROOKSHAW (United Kingdom, 1751-1823), Two hand-colored prints:, Both 19” x 14” sight. Framed 27.5” x 27.75”.
            Jun. 17, 2022

            GEORGE BROOKSHAW (United Kingdom, 1751-1823), Two hand-colored prints:, Both 19” x 14” sight. Framed 27.5” x 27.75”.

            Est: $600 - $800

            GEORGE BROOKSHAW United Kingdom, 1751-1823 Two hand-colored prints: "Silver Rock Melon" and "Muscat of Alexandria".

            Eldred's
          • Brookshaw - White-seeded Rock Melon. 65
            May. 21, 2022

            Brookshaw - White-seeded Rock Melon. 65

            Est: $3,000 - $6,000

            This remarkable, large folio fruit engraving is from George Brookshaw's Pomona Britannica, or a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in the country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other. The work featured originally hand-colored aquatint engravings created using the color printed stipple method. They were engraved by R. Brookshaw & H. Merke. George Brookshaw published the work in 1806 in London. Dunthorne remarked on Brookshaw and his work as “One of the eminent English artists of the early nineteenth century is George Brookshaw, who issued in 1812, Pomona Britannica. Ninety aquatint plates, printed in colour and on a scale comparable to Thornton’s Temple of Flora, depict the fruit grown around London and particularly in the royal gardens at Hampton Court. In Aquatint Engravings, Brookshaw’s Pomona Britannica is described by S. T. Prideaux as 'one of the finest colour plate books in existence.' In many of these plates the lovely mellow tones of the fruit glow against the dark or light brown backgrounds.”

            Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
          • George Brookshaw | The Horticultural Repository, 1823, 2 volumes
            May. 18, 2022

            George Brookshaw | The Horticultural Repository, 1823, 2 volumes

            Est: £1,500 - £2,500

            George Brookshaw The horticultural repository, containing delineations of the best varieties of the different species of English fruits. London: Sherwood, Jones, and Co., 1823 FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 8vo (254 x 150mm.), half-titles, 104 hand-coloured plates on 98 sheets, 7 folding, contemporary red half morocco over marbled boards, edges uncut, one or two folding plates frayed at edge LITERATURE: Dunthorne 56; Nissen BBI 254 PROVENANCE: James Wilson, Highfield House, Yorkshire, 1834, ownership inscription Bid on Sotheby's

            Sotheby's
          • Brookshaw - Polinac Melon. 68
            May. 14, 2022

            Brookshaw - Polinac Melon. 68

            Est: $3,000 - $6,000

            This remarkable, large folio fruit engraving is from George Brookshaw's Pomona Britannica, or a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in the country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other. The work featured originally hand-colored aquatint engravings created using the color printed stipple method. They were engraved by R. Brookshaw & H. Merke. George Brookshaw published the work in 1806 in London. Dunthorne remarked on Brookshaw and his work as “One of the eminent English artists of the early nineteenth century is George Brookshaw, who issued in 1812, Pomona Britannica. Ninety aquatint plates, printed in colour and on a scale comparable to Thornton’s Temple of Flora, depict the fruit grown around London and particularly in the royal gardens at Hampton Court. In Aquatint Engravings, Brookshaw’s Pomona Britannica is described by S. T. Prideaux as 'one of the finest colour plate books in existence.' In many of these plates the lovely mellow tones of the fruit glow against the dark or light brown backgrounds.”

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          • Brookshaw - Silver Rock Melon. 67
            May. 14, 2022

            Brookshaw - Silver Rock Melon. 67

            Est: $3,000 - $6,000

            This remarkable, large folio fruit engraving is from George Brookshaw's Pomona Britannica, or a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in the country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other. The work featured originally hand-colored aquatint engravings created using the color printed stipple method. They were engraved by R. Brookshaw & H. Merke. George Brookshaw published the work in 1806 in London. Dunthorne remarked on Brookshaw and his work as “One of the eminent English artists of the early nineteenth century is George Brookshaw, who issued in 1812, Pomona Britannica. Ninety aquatint plates, printed in colour and on a scale comparable to Thornton’s Temple of Flora, depict the fruit grown around London and particularly in the royal gardens at Hampton Court. In Aquatint Engravings, Brookshaw’s Pomona Britannica is described by S. T. Prideaux as 'one of the finest colour plate books in existence.' In many of these plates the lovely mellow tones of the fruit glow against the dark or light brown backgrounds.”

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          • Brookshaw - Amicua Melon. 72
            May. 07, 2022

            Brookshaw - Amicua Melon. 72

            Est: $3,000 - $6,000

            This remarkable, large folio fruit engraving is from George Brookshaw's Pomona Britannica, or a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in the country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other. The work featured originally hand-colored aquatint engravings created using the color printed stipple method. They were engraved by R. Brookshaw & H. Merke. George Brookshaw published the work in 1806 in London. Dunthorne remarked on Brookshaw and his work as “One of the eminent English artists of the early nineteenth century is George Brookshaw, who issued in 1812, Pomona Britannica. Ninety aquatint plates, printed in colour and on a scale comparable to Thornton’s Temple of Flora, depict the fruit grown around London and particularly in the royal gardens at Hampton Court. In Aquatint Engravings, Brookshaw’s Pomona Britannica is described by S. T. Prideaux as 'one of the finest colour plate books in existence.' In many of these plates the lovely mellow tones of the fruit glow against the dark or light brown backgrounds.”

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          • Brookshaw - Scarlet Flesh Rock Melon. 66
            Apr. 23, 2022

            Brookshaw - Scarlet Flesh Rock Melon. 66

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            This remarkable, large folio fruit engraving is from George Brookshaw's Pomona Britannica, or a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in the country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other. The work featured originally hand-colored aquatint engravings created using the color printed stipple method. They were engraved by R. Brookshaw & H. Merke. George Brookshaw published the work in 1806 in London. Dunthorne remarked on Brookshaw and his work as “One of the eminent English artists of the early nineteenth century is George Brookshaw, who issued in 1812, Pomona Britannica. Ninety aquatint plates, printed in colour and on a scale comparable to Thornton’s Temple of Flora, depict the fruit grown around London and particularly in the royal gardens at Hampton Court. In Aquatint Engravings, Brookshaw’s Pomona Britannica is described by S. T. Prideaux as 'one of the finest colour plate books in existence.' In many of these plates the lovely mellow tones of the fruit glow against the dark or light brown backgrounds.”

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          • GEORGE BROOKSHAW (1751-1823), APPLES (PLATE 90)
            Mar. 20, 2022

            GEORGE BROOKSHAW (1751-1823), APPLES (PLATE 90)

            Est: $400 - $600

            Apples, plate no. 90 Aquatint with stipple engraving Early 19th century, c. 1807, hand-colored plate XC from the "Pomona Britannica; or a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits" by George Brookshaw (English, 1751-1823), pub. London, 1804-1812 h. 17-1/2 w. 13-1/4 in. (plate) overall: 31-1/2 x 27-3/8 in. (framed) [In Situ Item] This item will not be on display in our saleroom during our preview period. If you wish to view it in-person please make a request with the gallery directly.

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          • GEORGE BROOKSHAW (1751-1823), APPLES (PLATE 89)
            Mar. 20, 2022

            GEORGE BROOKSHAW (1751-1823), APPLES (PLATE 89)

            Est: $300 - $500

            Apples, plate no. 89 Aquatint with stipple engraving Early 19th century, c. 1807, hand-colored plate LXXXIX from the "Pomona Britannica; or a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits" by George Brookshaw (English, 1751-1823), pub. London, 1804-1812 h. 16 w. 12 in. (plate) overall: 27-3/4 x 23-3/4 in. (framed) n.b. Not all items are on display in our saleroom. If you wish to see a specific item in-person we suggest you contact us before attending our preview.

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          • After George Brookshaw (British, 1751-1823); Melon, Plate LXXII, from Pomona Brittanica;
            Jan. 25, 2022

            After George Brookshaw (British, 1751-1823); Melon, Plate LXXII, from Pomona Brittanica;

            Est: $500 - $700

            After George Brookshaw (British, 1751-1823) Melon, Plate LXXII, from Pomona Brittanica, c. 1807 Aquatint and stipple engraving with hand-coloring, on wove paper, with margins, framed. plate 17 3/4 x 14 7/8in (45.1 x 37.8cm) frame 26 3/8 x 23 1/2in (67 x 59.7cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

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          • George Brookshaw aquatint stipple engraving Peaches
            Dec. 04, 2021

            George Brookshaw aquatint stipple engraving Peaches

            Est: $400 - $800

            Brookshaw, George (English 1751-1823), Peaches, Pl XXXV, aquatint with stipple engravings, printed in colors and finished by hand on single sheets, from Pomona Britannica. London: T. Bensley for the author, published by White, Cochrane and Co., E. Lloyd and W. Lindsell, 1804-1812. 15.75 x 11.75 inches (site size). George Brookshaw's splendid "Pomona Britannica" is a masterpiece among 19th-century British flower books. The publication of the "Pomona" marked the re-emergence of the acclaimed artist into the public eye after a total disappearance of nearly a decade. Initially a cabinet-make specializing in painted furniture decorated with borders of flowers, Brookshaw appears to have abandoned this career at about the same time as he parted company with his wife and began living with Elizabeth Stanton, and under the assumed name of G. Brown (c.1794-1804). During this time he earned a living as a teacher of flower-painting and on the proceeds of his first painting manual "A New Treatise on Flower Painting", 1797. Characterized by the highest standards of production and artistic quality, the superb illustrations that Brookshaw drew and engraved for the "Pomona" remain perhaps the most sumptuous and distinctive of the early 19th century. This magnificent and stylistically unique work took Brookshaw nearly ten years to produce. Rivaled only by Dr. Robert Thornton's "Temple of Flora," Brookshaw's 'Pomona' is considered to be the finest British botanical work from a time when England dominated the field with a very large number of great books. Brookshaw's fine illustrations make excellent use of the rich, modulated tones that the aquatint process creates. The elegantly arranged and richly colored fruits emerge from deep brown backgrounds or float on a softly mottled light ground, creating a presence unlike that of any other botanical illustrations. Brookshaw asserts in the preface that the "Pomona Britannica" was an enduring work created for the enjoyment and edification of "succeeding generations." framed in a French mat and idled wood frame measuring 26 x 21 inches

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          • GEORGE BROOKSHAW (1751-1823), APPLES (PLATE 90)
            Nov. 21, 2021

            GEORGE BROOKSHAW (1751-1823), APPLES (PLATE 90)

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            Apples, plate no. 90 Aquatint with stipple engraving Early 19th century, c. 1807, hand-colored plate XC from the "Pomona Britannica; or a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits" by George Brookshaw (English, 1751-1823), pub. London, 1804-1812 h. 17-1/2 w. 13-1/4 in. (plate) overall: 31-1/2 x 27-3/8 in. (frame) IN SITU ITEM: This lot is not scheduled for display in our saleroom, if you wish to preview this item in-person please call ahead and we will facilitate making it available to view.

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          • GEORGE BROOKSHAW (United Kingdom, 1751-1823), Two hand-colored prints:, Both 19” x 14” sight. Framed 27.5” x 27.75”.
            Nov. 04, 2021

            GEORGE BROOKSHAW (United Kingdom, 1751-1823), Two hand-colored prints:, Both 19” x 14” sight. Framed 27.5” x 27.75”.

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            GEORGE BROOKSHAW United Kingdom, 1751-1823 Two hand-colored prints: "Silver Rock Melon" and "Muscat of Alexandria".

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          • George Brookshaw, British (1851-1923), Peaches and Nectarines, two etchings with aquatint, 15 x 11 1/2 inches (sight)
            Oct. 23, 2021

            George Brookshaw, British (1851-1923), Peaches and Nectarines, two etchings with aquatint, 15 x 11 1/2 inches (sight)

            Est: $400 - $600

            George Brookshaw British, (1851-1923) Peaches and Nectarines two etchings with aquatint each gilt-framed.

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          • Pair of George Brookshaw Framed Botanical Prints
            Sep. 25, 2021

            Pair of George Brookshaw Framed Botanical Prints

            Est: $100 - $200

            George Brookshaw (British 1751-1823) Two aquatints, Plums, plate XVII and another, matted and framed. 19.5 x 14.5 in. image size, 30 x 24.5 in. as framed. Condition: Appear very good, not examined out of frame.

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          • Brookshaw - Scarlet Flesh Rock Melon. 66
            Sep. 18, 2021

            Brookshaw - Scarlet Flesh Rock Melon. 66

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            This remarkable, large folio fruit engraving is from George Brookshaw's Pomona Britannica, or a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in the country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other. The work featured originally hand-colored aquatint engravings created using the color printed stipple method. They were engraved by R. Brookshaw & H. Merke. George Brookshaw published the work in 1806 in London. Dunthorne remarked on Brookshaw and his work as “One of the eminent English artists of the early nineteenth century is George Brookshaw, who issued in 1812, Pomona Britannica. Ninety aquatint plates, printed in colour and on a scale comparable to Thornton’s Temple of Flora, depict the fruit grown around London and particularly in the royal gardens at Hampton Court. In Aquatint Engravings, Brookshaw’s Pomona Britannica is described by S. T. Prideaux as 'one of the finest colour plate books in existence.' In many of these plates the lovely mellow tones of the fruit glow against the dark or light brown backgrounds.”

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          • Brookshaw - White-seeded Rock Melon. 65
            Sep. 18, 2021

            Brookshaw - White-seeded Rock Melon. 65

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            This remarkable, large folio fruit engraving is from George Brookshaw's Pomona Britannica, or a Collection of the Most Esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in the country; together with the Blossoms and Leaves of such as are necessary to distinguish the various sorts from each other. The work featured originally hand-colored aquatint engravings created using the color printed stipple method. They were engraved by R. Brookshaw & H. Merke. George Brookshaw published the work in 1806 in London. Dunthorne remarked on Brookshaw and his work as “One of the eminent English artists of the early nineteenth century is George Brookshaw, who issued in 1812, Pomona Britannica. Ninety aquatint plates, printed in colour and on a scale comparable to Thornton’s Temple of Flora, depict the fruit grown around London and particularly in the royal gardens at Hampton Court. In Aquatint Engravings, Brookshaw’s Pomona Britannica is described by S. T. Prideaux as 'one of the finest colour plate books in existence.' In many of these plates the lovely mellow tones of the fruit glow against the dark or light brown backgrounds.”

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