Pancrace Bessa and the Golden Age of French Botanical Illustration

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents the exhibition “Pancrace Bessa and the Golden Age of French Botanical Illustration” from 18 September to 19 December 2008.

This show features 11 of Pancrace Bessa's original watercolors for the  erbier Général de l'Amateur (Paris, [1810-]1816-1827), a selection of engravings from publications that he illustrated, and watercolors and prints by the two men who most influenced his style and technique---Gerard van Spaendonck (1746-1822) and Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840). The exhibition is open to the public free of charge. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4p.m. (except 27-28 November and 12 December). We will also open on Saturday, 25 October, 1-5 p.m., during Carnegie Mellon’s homecoming.

Have a look at the website for further details.