A set of 8 floral engravings by bessa


  • Set of Eight
  • £1,600.00
  • €1,820 Euro
  • $1,780 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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A set of 8 floral engravings by bessa

A set of eight extremely fine hand coloured engravings from:

Flore des Jardiniers, Amateurs et Manufacturiers
Paris: Audot, 1836

Pancrace Bessa was an outstanding pupil of Redoute and in the employ of the Duchess of Berry as painter of natural history subjects.

In the legend one can see the scientific and French names of the depicted plant. The name of the artist, "P. Bessa Pinx" is always on the left side. The name of the engraver is on the right side and varies from engraving to engraving. The natural habitat of the plant and when it blooms is shown on the lowest left line. Sometimes the various anatomical details are named on the right lower area.


  • H: 35.5cm (13.98in)
  • W: 28cm (11.02in)



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For TIGER LILY ART what began as a hobby has become a small family run business. Based in Surrey, we deal in sets of antique prints and engravings of largely botanical and natural history subjects, but also items which we like and would be happy to hang at home. In fact, this is our guiding principle - we stock nothing that we would not be happy to own ourselves. 

We are passionate about what we do and all our prints and engravings are in excellent condition bearing in mind their age, are presented in bespoke frames behind UV70 or Tru Vu glass. Mounts are chosen with care to enhance the subject matter and all sets are put together so that they hang well together. Inspection is welcome by appointment.

We are happy to discuss specific requirements and will split sets in certain instances, should what we have on offer not work in the chosen position.

We have a large portfolio of unframed items too which can be framed to order.

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