Purple Orchids


Published by Brussels, 1895
Condition: Fine No Binding
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This outstanding watercolor by Alfred Goossens, Purple Orchids, 8 x 6.25 , was created as a part of a collection for Dictionnaire Iconographique des Orchidees. These illustrations were printed as chromolithographs, and the volumes were published in Brussels, 1895-1907. The striking watercolors display the detail and symmetry of these delicate flowers, while creating a three-dimensional vision that results in a very lifelike look. The important Belgian botanist Alfred Celestin Cogniaux (1841-1916) chose Alfred Goossens to illustrate his extensive Dictionnaire Iconographique des Orchidees; a 12-volume work published over 12 years. Cogniaux, who is remembered for his omprehensive systemization of Brazilian orchids, made an important contribution to the study of orchids and many species were named after him.The American Orchid Society made Goossens an honorary member for his contribution to the scientific study of orchids. This watercolor is in excellent condition with vibrant coloring and dynamic shading. Bookseller Inventory # sf005019435i02

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Title: Purple Orchids

Publisher: Brussels

Publication Date: 1895

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Fine

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