Henry Fletcher, 'Robert Furber's Catalogue of Fruits'

Henry Fletcher, 'Robert Furber's Catalogue of Fruits'

Henry Fletcher (worked about 1715 to about 1738) after designs by Pieter Casteels (1684-1749)
'Robert Furber's Catalogue of Fruits'
February 1732
Engraving
National Art Library pressmark PC 9/5

This is one of a set of engravings representing the months, each in the form of a bowl of fruit in an ornamental dish. Peter Casteels, a Flemish painter of fruit and flower pieces, produced the original painted versions for Robert Furber, a nurseryman and gardener of Kensington, London.

The image is lettered with the name of the month and a numerical and alphabetical key to the fruits depicted such as apple varieties including Barnett, Kentish Pearmain, Old Wife, Yellow Pippin and Mashes John.