Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dragons and lemons are coming!

#createarthistory was a wonderful challenge. I was so fascinated by these old illustrations that I have been reading about it. I will post a few information on it for my readers because I think it's worth it. On the left side of the above image you can see Volkamer's Nürnbergische Hesperides image - View a full-size version of this image - and on the left is the result of my digital manipulation.

Bellow, I will post a few products that are available for purchase at Redbubble and Society6. But before that let's talk about Johann Volkamer, and Nürnbergische Hesperides,  that was published by the author, 1708–14, Rare Books collection.

"It was highly fashionable among the 17th-century aristocracy in Europe to grow the citrus fruits native to warmer climates. During winter, the plants were housed in specially built glasshouses, or ‘orangeries’, and then moved outdoors during summer. The term ‘Hesperides’ was often used to refer to citrus at this time. Drawn from Greek mythology, it alluded to the golden apples guarded by the Nymphs of the Sunset Hesperides."  (State Library Victoria)

Who was Johann Christoph Volkamer? "Johann Christoph Volckamer was one such person -- a wealthy Nuremberg silk merchant with a fine citrus greenhouse and garden. He engaged several artists and engravers to produce Nürnbergische Hesperides, a two-volume work featuring his collection. The first volume was published in 1708, and the continuation volume in 1714. Each consists of four parts on citrus fruits and one part devoted to other flowering plants or fruits. According to scholar Gordon Dunthorne, this was the first botanical set to focus almost solely on fruit. " (Read more about him and and his works in this page.)

You can buy my Dragons and Lemons products on the following online stores:

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A favorite! Women's Chiffon Top! Slightly sheer 100% Polyester chiffon with silky hand feel, ideal for wearing as a layering piece with your faithful cami or bralette


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A favorite! Rectangular Pillow is the ultimate decorative accent to any room. Made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, these "lumbar" pillows feature a double-sided print and are finished with a concealed zipper for an ideal contemporary look. Includes faux down insert. Available in small, medium, large and x-large.







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