Plants and their Application to Ornament

Eugène Samuel Grasset (French (born in Switzerland), 1841–1917), Maurice Pillard Verneuil (French, 1869–1942), Georges Bourgeot (French, born in 1876), Marcelle Gaudin (French, active in 1897), E. Hervegh (French, active in 1897), Marc Mangin (French, active in 1897), Anna Martin (French, active in 1897), J. Milesi (French, active in 1897), A. Poidevin (French, active in 1897), Camille Gabriel Schlumberger (French, born in 1864), Printer and Publisher Chapman & Hall, Ltd.

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Harvard College Library, Turn of the Century, 49 (French edition)


Overall: 45.6 x 33.6 x 3.8 cm (17 15/16 x 13 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 72 color lithographs

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd. [1897]) Large folio; 74 leaves; modern half gilt-stamped dark brown calf, decorated fabric boards (J. MacDonald Co., Norwalk, Conn.).

Illustrations of various plants, followed by related decorative applications of plant forms

London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd. [1897]


Waltham Public Library (with discharge stamp); Angus Whyte, Boston, from whom acquired in 1976 by Arthur E. Vershbow; his daughter, Ann Vershbow and husband Charles Beitz, by whom given to MFA, December 29, 2004.

Credit Line

Gift of Ann Vershbow and Charles Beitz