1860 c Anton Hartinger (b1806) ROSE THEA Stone Lithograph hand coloured. Folio. Botany
Rosa Thea. Convolvus tricolor.
Large folio: 35 x 27.3 cm
Lithograph in the Crayon Manier.
Published ca 1860.
Anton Hartinger was born in Vienna. He was a member of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 1843 to 1851 and a pioneer in the field of chromolithography. In his still lifes he often combined traditional with more exotic flowers, reflecting the great upsurge in plant collecting, cultivation and botanical illustration taking place within the artist's lifetime. In 1859 he was given the title „k. k. Hof Chromo-Lytograf“ and began work as a publisher.