Showing posts with label lithograph. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lithograph. Show all posts

Friday, October 20, 2017

1892 - Lush Lithograph Showing Why We Plant Tulips

Ah...  how could anyone resist  John Lewis Childs' Fall Bulb Catalog?   We plant them because they can be awesome!

 I love those little dots....

 And just in case, like me, you wonder about the name "Bizard"

A Dictionary of Modern Gardening - Page 671 - Google Books Result
George William Johnson - 1846 - ‎Gardening
It will be observed, that tulips are divided into different classes, and as the characteristics ... A Bizard tulip has a yellow ground, and coloured marks on its petals.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

1892 - Litho Surfing on a John Lewis Childs' Fall Bulb Catalog

You can't beat a lithographed catalog for luxuriant surfaces.

Your attention can slide down the sweeps of color, twirl around a curlicue, and wipe out with a plop in the center of a blossom! 

Love it!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

1894 - Today's Farm Litho: Bird's Eye View of Burpee Seed Farm

What can make a lithograph more appealing to me?  
Being a bird's eye view of something, that's what!!

It is just so much fun to walk around the farm with those little people.  Enjoy!

 I love the stipling. It can evoke so much detail with a pile of dots and overprinted colors.

Want to see the whole catalog?Burpee's farm annual 1894

Sunday, September 17, 2017

1893 - Lush Lithos in Fall Seed & Bulb Catalog of John Lewis Childs

Join me in luxuriating in the colors and patterns of two of John Lewis Childs magnificent fall seed catalog's lithographs.  I love the way the illustrator had snow and ice in the background, reminding you how much these hyacinth would be appreciated.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1844 - The Pansy, Grand Duke of Russia; A Lovely Litho

My mother always bought me a pot of pansies for my birthday so they have become a flower that always makes me feel good when I see them.  While I buy my own now, her gift is always there.  This litho stands out for its charm!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

1893 - Heroine Peas - A Symphony of Green

When you strip away all the intellectual reasons why I keep poking around in the past after seed related facts and stories, what is left is my delight in the illustrations!

This one is from Peter Henderson's Manual of everything for the garden : Columbian year 1893.

Oh, and by the way, I overlooked the Sturtevant's Parsnip Chervil to Pepper installment, skipping ahead to 1890 - Portugal Cabbage to Rocambole .   Sigh...

I love the lithographic grain.