Jun 06, 2019 - Sale 2512

Sale 2512 - Lot 286

Price Realized: $ 312
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(BOTANICAL.) Latouche, Leonie. Album of botanical drawings. 14 miniature graphite drawings of flowers, each signed, dated and captioned in ink. 12mo, 6 1/2x4 1/2 inches, original stitched wrappers with an outside covering of a custom folded hand-colored 19th-century French engraving; occasional faint foxing. [France, 1865-1869]

Additional Details

Well-rendered academic botanical drawings, each charmingly captioned with the flower name and a corresponding virtue or vice: Ivy/Friendship Hellebores/Madness Snowdrops/Perseverance Myrtle/Love Reseda/Simplicity Tulip/Vanity Marigold/Foolishness Snowball Viburnum/Slander Poppy/Laziness Laurel/Victory Iris/Levity Lily/Innocence Pansy/Absence Rose/Beauty.