Folder and note cards:
Tanigami Konan is one of Japan’s most famous naturalist artists.
His spectacular work depicted a wide variety of lush flowers and exotic plants in full bloom. His five-volume album of Western Plants and Flowers in traditional Japanese woodblock prints is organized as a visual record of garden flowers. Here we selected four prints that are presented with meticulous details and rich and vibrant colors for all to enjoy. The Dahlias and the Cyclamen also come with a companion half size (A5) folder that makes them a perfect two-piece, four-piece or six-piece gift set.
Gerard Van Spaendonck, 1746-1822 Dutch
Tulip Gesneriana, 1800
A folio of flower paintings from the botanical works of Gerard van Spaendonck, Flowers Dawn from Nature.
Van Spaendonck was considered one of the most brilliant of the little band of truly inspired flower-painters. His complete technical mastery of flower painting, in all mediums, in every scale was the basis of his success. Attention to every detail, elegance and refinement in composition solidified his place in botanical art.
His work combines the traditional Dutch master of flower depiction with French sophistication and good taste.
From 1799 to 1801 he published twenty-four plates of Fleurs Dessinees d’apres Nature (Flowers Drawn from Life), a highly treasured book for floral art. The luminosity of stipple engraving was a technique that Spaendonck imparted to his famous pupil Pierre-Joseph Redouté, who flourished in reproducing botanical detail.