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HISTOIRE DES CHAMPIGNONS COMESTIBLES ET VÉNÉNEUX
SET OF 12 FIRST EDITION PRINTS OF MUSHROOMS BY JOSEPH ROQUES

Fine stipple-engraved plates printed in colours by Hocquart after Bordes, some finished by hand.
Framed in handmade gilt and gessoed frames, with cracked gessoed mounts and a gilt bevel. Paris, France, published 1832. Representations in life size.

The two artists responsible for the plates were friends of Roques (1772-1850) and fellow mycophiles: Joseph Bordes (b.1773), student of Isabey, and Edouard Hocquart (fl. 1820-40), etcher and inventor of a machine which engraved backgrounds and atmosphere in addition to engraving concentric circles and ovals. The delicacy and precision of these stipple engravings may therefore be attributed to Hocquart's eye for detail and texture. The variety of subtle printed colours include aquamarine, amethyst, vermillion, topaz, rose, taupe, sapphire and crimson.
The final plate depicts Perigord and other truffles.

HEIGHT: 48.75 cm (19¼")
WIDTH: 42 cm (16½"
DEPTH: 1.5 cm (¾")

£7,200.00 + VAT for the set

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