The Vegetable Empire by Varin 1840

While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.

Parliamentary Carrot, Three hours without spitting VE8 $175
Each print measures approximately 6 3/4 by 9 3/4 inches

This whimsical and rare work is by Amedee Varin who also contributed to the better known “Fleurs Animees.”  Varin (1818-1883) was an artist and illustrator and a member of the illustrious Beaux Art School in Paris. Similar to the Fleurs Animees, but personifying vegetables instead of flowers, each print includes a satirical phrase or title, very much in the genre of political satire of the day exemplified by the work of Grandville.


It is a rare work indeed, almost never appearing on the print market. This copy is almost pristine, exceptionally unusual in such a rare work. It is entirely original in every way and the hand colouring was done at the time of issue.  Each print measures approximately 6 3/4 by 9 3/4 inches.

Florida state residents pay Florida state sales tax. Shipping for this item is $9.95. Items can be combined to save on postage. International shipping starts at $35, but may be more depending on the size of the prints and the country. Buyers are responsible for all customs duties. Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as gifts. You may return any item within 14 days if not satisfied. To order, you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK, fax or email.


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