[1], He had a nursery in Kensington in London (near modern Hyde Park Gate/Gloucester Road) from around 1700 until his death. 48" x 64") color. edited by Philip Miller, 1730. So did Robert Furber only produce one run of his Twelve Months of Flowers? January from The Flower Garden Display’d, 1734. Growing ornamental plants for sale  really only emerged as a trade separate from other forms of commercial gardening towards the end of the 17th. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. February from Furbers Twelve Months of Flowers, 1730. Twelve Months of Flowers, 1730/July 2X Matted 13x16 Gold Ornate Framed Art Print by Robert Furber. $75 - $150. The plates were accompanied by extensive cultivation advice, which  as Blanche Henrey shows in British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800, was almost certainly the work of Richard Bradley, one-time professor of Botany at Cambridge. The Flower Garden Display'd - Oppenheimer Editions Prints; Heeyoung Kim. In this the text was accompanied by 50 colour printed mezzotints  copied from paintings by Jacob Van Huysum, which again could easily have been free-standing decorative prints. Indeed Henry Fletcher gave evidence in the parliamentary proceedings that led to the establishment of the engraver’s copyright act (sometime known as ‘Hogarth’s Act’) in 1735. If we have enough market data we try to provide estimated secondary market pricing. In 17thc France and Holland artists began to develop the ‘free-standing’ botanical or flower print: a work of art in its own right. Robert Furber - 16x20 Art Print by Museum Prints - The Flower-Garden Display'd, in Above Four Hundred Curious Representations of The Most Beautiful Flowers; Regularly Dispo. Every image has a different arrangement, with the fruit displayed on plates, bowls or baskets. Exclusive Offers & Updates! Now, with the best will in the world, it must have been difficult to get enthusiastic about the possibility of buying some new or rare based on the nothing more than a name on a long list. 61 Items. But though the nursery may have gone Furber’s name lives on through his beautiful catalogues which are highly sought after and much copied. So far though Furber’s achievements were much like other 18thc nurserymen and he would not have secured more than a footnote in the history of gardening. However he would have known about John Martyn’s Historia Plantarum Rariorum published in 1728. ( Log Out /  (For more information see Timothy Clayton, ‘The English Print 1688-1802‘, pp.130-134.). His wife inherited their home, but his nursery business was left to John Williamson, who worked with him during his later years. $44.49. Furber’s Flowers was an instant artistic  success – and paid off commercially too. $17.99 $ 17. FREE Shipping. 5 out of 5 stars (47) 47 reviews $ 28.79. Bowles’s plates were then reused again – with his name erased and a new ‘publisher’s name inserted, along with one or two insects added to some of the plates! Furber was a member of the English Society of Gardeners, which was formed in 1724, to protect the reputations of plant growers by mutually agreeing to names for newly discovered plants. Date of Creation. These 3 Trees FLower’d at the Earle of Pembrokes, 1720 taken from Penelope Hobhouse, Plants in Garden History (pbk ed 2004). These paintings were then turned into beautifully engravings by Henry Fletcher, who had previously worked on the Catalogus Plantorum. One excellent example of this is Emmanuel Sweert’s catalogue of plants, published as  Florilegium  between 1612-14. $7.00 shipping. 99. About Us Contact Us View Cart. $25 - $75. Or did he produce many etching prints over the years from these original etchings? What is very clear, however, is  that the prints themselves took on a life of their own, completely separate from any role they might once have played as  a stock list. 12" x 18") Medium (e.g. ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Well you're in luck, because here they come. His interests came together in 1730 when a Kensington nurseryman named Robert Furber (c. 1674 – 1756) published twelve engravings of flowers that served as both decorative prints and seed catalogue. December from Furber’s Twelve Months of Flowers, 1730. They then used their purchases to propagate material for sale and their stock was extensive enough  by 1724 for Philip Miller to include it in his  Gardeners and Florists Dictionary. 24" x 36") Oversized (e.g. Portrait. Robert Furberfind the complete collection of Robert Furber art including Robert Furber prints, Robert Furber limited editions, posters and more with custom framing available on sale now at Prints.com! shape. Oppenheimer Editions Prints; Priscilla Susan Bury. A few of these early nurserymen issued catalogues, but the whole trade moved to a different level in the early 18thc when Robert Furber appeared on the scene. Robert Furber Vintage Print December Fruit 21x15.5 1970 Penn Prints Ny . The vase is round and has a Renaissance feel to it. Instead of him commissioning an artist and an engraver to produce the images for him  it seems he went into a sort of partnership and produced the images with them.. He married Mary Everton in about 1706 and they had one son, William. 4.0 out of 5 stars 1. For Help Ordering . He was a respected horticulturalist and an author whose dedication to documenting seeds and plants saw him accomplish a lot artistically. Athough we don’t know exactly the impact on his plant sales we do know that Furber landed valuable contracts such as one  at  Carlton House for the Prince of Wales in 1734. Square. The title page of Catalogus Plantarum. Pre-1800 (1) Items (1) Unknown (28) Items (28) 1970-1989 (11) Items (11) Not Specified (49) Items (49) see all. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.This collection reveals the history of English common law and Empire law in a vastly changing world of British expansion. Prints. March from Furber’s Twelve Months of Flowers, 1730. The most popular color? Wood Mount. Great article, would it be possible to see the bibliography? It is interesting to note that although subscribers are largely from the elite, there are a considerable number of gardeners, nurserymen and seedsmen, but also of those interested in the prints as decorative objects such as printsellers, painters,  engravers and framemakers. Robert Furber (1674-1756) is best known for his artistic works that include the production of the first ever comprehensive seed catalogue in England. It remained in operation until the late 1840s. $7.00 shipping. To recoup their costs they turned to the funding method used by many authors of the time, sale by subscription. I understand that the original prints were created in 1730, then reprinted in 1964 by Penn Prints, and again in 1982. Paper Tole Supply Center Flowers of The Month December Art Print Size 16x20 inches Artist Robert Furber 16-6012 . There are 69 robert furber prints for sale on Etsy, and they cost $45.65 on average. I want to know if what I have is original, or from a reproduction series. The plates had been re-engraved on a smaller scale  “from the Designs of Mr Furber” and  were   much cruder as can be seen be the January plate below. Although it contained a list of plants that Sweerts had available the plates were decorative in their own right, and were based not on examples from Sweerts’ own collection but on those of the French king Henri IV’s garden in Paris as drawn by Pierre Vallet and then used in de Bry’s Florilegium. Furber also innovated in another way. Vintage Botanical Print Robert Furber 1964 Authentic only June, September, November and December left - original, no gloss or text on back RepossessedDesign. The beginning of the subscription list in A Short Introduction to gardening, 1733. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. One each of its twelve pages he illustrated graceful arrangements of flowers grouped according to the month in which they bloom. $5.29 shipping. 8" x 10") Small (e.g. $75.00 $ 75. With intent to make the Love of Gardening more general, and the understanding of it more easy, I have from time to time published Catalogues, containing large Variety of Trees, Plants, Fruits, and Flowers, both Foreign and Domestic, cultivated by me for Sale.”. The first was a 41 page listing of English and foreign trees that he had available, and the second  a 16 page list of his holding of ‘the Best and Choicest Fruit Trees’. size. Robert Furber - Twelve Months of Flowers 1730/May Art Print. Januray, from Furber’s Twelve Months of Flowers, 1730. Style. Robert Furber Twelve . Robert Furber (1674–1756) was a British horticulturist and author, best known for writing the first seed catalogue produced in England. We offer a huge selection of posters & prints online, with big discounts, fast shipping, and custom framing options you'll love. However these were produced without the agreement of the three partners, and obviously to their financial loss. Robert Furber Framed . [4], In 1732, Furber produced a follow-up work entitled Twelve Months of Fruit. in a version called Flora: a curious collection of flowers issued by the leading print-seller and publisher John Bowles in the late 1740s. How could a buyer differentiate  between Mitcham Monster, Old-Wife Apple, Margaret Apple  or Golden Monday or indeed any of the others of the 79 apple varieties he claimed to have for sale. $15.00 $ 15. Buy Now! The subscribers list, taken from Bourgeois and Aristocratic Cultural Encounters in Garden Art, 1550-1850, By Michel Conan, Dumbarton Oaks. Each plate focused on one month, and showed the varieties of fruit that would ripen during that month. London, 1728. It was this model that was adopted by Furber. I have two 'Twelve Months of Flowers' etchings by Robert Furber. 00. Vintage Hand Colored Botanical Robert Furber Lithograph Print August . . ) off the beautiful blooms of the 17th, Dumbarton Oaks lot artistically different.! 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