17 June 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
SIEBECK, Rudolph. Picturesque Garden Plans. A Practical Guide to the Laying-Out, Ornamentation, And Arrangement of Villa Gardens, Town Squares & Open Spaces... Adapted to English Gardens, etc. by Joseph Newton. London: Robert Hardwicke, 1864.
2o (337 x 206 mm). 24 colored double-page lithographed plates (final plate separated along fold, some spotting). Text and plates laid-loose as issued in original cloth portfolio (defective).
Siebeck was Superintendent of Public Gardens at Vienna and one of the most influential garden designers of his time. Sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous