HENRIETTE ANTOINETTE VINCENT
[Études de fleurs et de fruits, peints d'après nature par Madame Vincent, et gravés par Lambert aîné. Paris: Bauce aîné, circa 1814]. 2° (430 x 295mm). Without title or text. 19 stipple-engraved plates only (of 48), printed in colours and finished by hand, by Lambert after Vincent. (Most plates with some small tears or light soiling to blank margins, plate number 38 Oeillet rouge with neat repairs to the more extensive but still marginal tears.) Unbound.
A fine selection from Madame Vincent's rare work containing "AMONG THE MOST EXQUISITE OF ALL FLOWER PRINTS" (Dunthorne). The work has only appeared at auction once in the recent past and again only an incomplete example: the de Belder sale included a selection of 24 plates (Sotheby's 28.4.87. lot 375). Madame Vincent was one of a number of highly talented botanical artists in Paris in the early 19th century, she was a pupil of both Gerard van Spaendonck and Redouté and exhibited at the Paris Salon between 1814 and 1824. The present selection from her work includes plates numbered 1-4, 6, 9-11, 16, 27-8, 30-31, 34, 36 and 38-41. Ackermann published Studies of fruit and flowers, painted from nature by Madame Vincent in 1814: based on the present work, the plates were re-engraved (and consequently reversed) by T.L.Busby and printed in colours by B.McQueen. Dunthorne 319; Nissen BBI 2066.