Anne Pratt 1855 (1) Black Horehound (2) Motherwort (3) Red Hemp Nettle (4) Downy Hemp Nettle (5) Common Hemp Nettle (6) Large Flowered Hemp Nettle

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Artist Biography:

Anne Pratt [1806 - 1893] a botanical illustrator that was from Strood, Kent. She was one of the best known English botanical illustrators of the Victorian age as stated by Blunt "Many popular flower books of the Victorian age, such, for instance, as Anne Pratt’s The Flowering Prints of Great Britain contrived to combine easily digested science with miscellaneous romantic flower-lore."* She moved to Brixton, London in 1826 where she developed he career as an illustrator. She settled in Dover in 1849, then in East Grinstead in 1866 where she married John Pearless. During this time she produced more than twenty books all illustrated with chromolithographs. They then moved to Redhill. She died in Shepherd's Bush, London.

Date:

1855 - 1866

Source:

The Flowering Plants Grasses, Sedges & Ferns of Great Britain

Volume:

III

Plate No.:

166

Description:

(1) Black Horehound (Ballot a nigra) (2) Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) (3) Red Hemp Nettle (Galeopsis ladanum) (4) Downy Hemp Nettle (Galeopsis orhroleuca) (5) Common Hemp Nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit) (6) Large Flowered Hemp Nettle (Galeopsis versicolor)

Print Method:

Chromolithograph on heavy paper

Condition:

Overall Excellent

Size of Print:

24.5 x 18.88 cm. Approximately (9.25 x 6 .25 in.)

Size of Leaf:

24.5 x 18.88 cm. Approximately (9.25 x 6 .25 in.)

References:

Nissen, Claus. Die Botanische Buchillustration No. 1562 p. 144; *Blunt Wilfred The Art of Botanical Illustration pp. 276, 331; Walpole, Josephine A History and Dictionary of British Flower Painters 1650 - 1950 p 206

Price:
$25.00
SKU:
43146
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