Antique Fruit Prints - La Belgique Horticole
Antique Fruit Prints
from La Belgique Horticole
(Belgium, 1851 and 1857)
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Background:

These richly colored Fruit prints are from early issues of the Belgian horticultural journal La Belgique Horticole.  Published between 1851 and 1885 the journal focused on issues relating to the garden, orchard and greenhouse.   It is regarded by many as leading the revival of Belgian horticulture in the 19th century.  The chromolithographic plates included in the journal portrayed flowers, fruits and mushrooms.

The journal was originally published under the direction of Charles Morren (1807-1858) and later by his son Édouard (1833-1886).   Both father and son were botanists and university professors, and served as Directors of the Jardin botanique de l'Université de Liège.

The elder Morren is also known for coining the term phenology, referring to study of the seasonal cycles of animals and plants.

The lithography for the many of the plates shown on this page were done by the Belgian lithographic artist G. Severeyns (1829-?).

Price per print: Print Only:  $75
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $110
Dimensions: Print Only:  5-1/2 x 9 inches
Matted:  12 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original chromolithograph
Year: 1851 and 1857

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Fruit Prints - Strawberry (No. 11890001)
Strawberries

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Fruit Prints - Strawberry (No. 11890002)
Strawberries

Fruit Prints - Strawberry (No. 11890003)
Strawberries


Fruit Prints - Strawberry (No. 11890004)
Strawberries

Fruit Prints - Strawberry (No. 11890005)
Strawberries

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Fruit Prints - Apples (No. 11890702)
Apples


Fruit Prints - Pears (No. 11890704)
Pears

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Fruit Prints - Apples (No. 11890706)
Apples

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Fruit Prints - Pears (No. 11890708)
Pears


Fruit Prints - Grapes (No. 11890710)
Grapes

Fruit Prints - Pears (No. 11890715)
Pears

Fruit Prints - Cherries (No. 11890717)
Cherries

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Fruit Prints - Grapes (No. 11890719)
Grapes

Fruit Prints - Apples (No. 11890721)
Apples