Alexander Bivort 1855 Pear Napoleon Savinien

Catalog Number 48450
 
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Artist Biography:

Alexandre Bivort [1809-1872] was a Belgian nurseryman and creator of numerous fruits, He was active in various horticultural societies in Belgium and France and published two books: Album de Pomologie (1847-1851) followed by Annales de Pomologie Belge et Etrangere (1853-1860), which reprinted some of the plates from the earlier work yet most of the plates was newly created. They remain the classic reference on Belgian fruit of the era, in keeping with Bivort’s stated intentions to document a neglected area of botany and generate interest in the cultivation of fruit, including new varieties. Most of what he illustrated was fruits of apples and pears, as well as grapes, cherries and berries. Bivort took a particular interest in pears, the fruit tree that are the best adapted to the Belgian climate and he developed his own varieties, some of which he named after family members. Compliant with Bivort’s commitment realism, he took the unusual step of including damaged as well as imperfect specimens instead of the idealized perfection of the more typical collection. There are only three complete set known to exist.

Date:

1855

Source:

Annales de Pomologie Belge et Etrangere Published in Brussels

Volume:

4th Year

Plate No.:

N/A

Description:

Pear – Napoleon Savinien (Rousselet Bivort) – this fruit is above medium size, three inches and a quarter long, and two inches and a half wide; oblong obovate with the skin entirely covered with a crust of warm brown russet, and has a slight orange glow on the side exposed to the sun; there is no yellow or ground color visible. Eye is open, with very short segments, and set in an irregular ribbed depression with the stalk, an inch long and rather slender, inserted without depression with the flesh, yellowish white, tender and buttery, very juicy, sweet, and richly flavored and ripens from the end of October and beginning of November till December.

Print Method:

Lithograph and hand colored on paper

Condition:

Very good to Excellent some with faint offset

Size of Print:

345 x 260 mm. (Approximately 13 ½ x 10 ¼ inches)

Size of Leaf:

345 x 260 mm. (Approximately 13 ½ x 10 ¼ inches)

References:

The fruit manual; containing the descriptions & synonym’s of the fruits and fruit-trees of Great Britain. 1860. Robert Hogg http://www.archive.org/details/fruitmanualcont00hogggoog.

Price:
$125.00
SKU:
48450
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