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Jean-Marie Reignier, Tailpiece for the Bonvin album, 1867. France. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.
Léon Bonvin’s work was confined to a small circle of collectors, most prominent among them William T. Walters … He displayed and stored his watercolors in a deluxe leather-bound album with a specially commissioned frontispiece and tailpiece by the renowned flower painter of the Lyon school. 

design-is-fine:

Jean-Marie Reignier, Tailpiece for the Bonvin album, 1867. France. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.

Léon Bonvin’s work was confined to a small circle of collectors, most prominent among them William T. Walters … He displayed and stored his watercolors in a deluxe leather-bound album with a specially commissioned frontispiece and tailpiece by the renowned flower painter of the Lyon school. 

design-is-fine:

John Gerrard Keulemans, illustration of tits – Paridae, first published in 1795. Chromolithograph. From: Natural history of the birds of central Europe, Gera, Germany.

design-is-fine:

John Gerrard Keulemans, illustration of tits – Paridae, first published in 1795. Chromolithograph. From: Natural history of the birds of central Europe, Gera, Germany.