Anne Pratt 1855 (1) Common Bistort (2) Viviparous Alpine Bistort (3) Common Knot Grass (4) Ray's Knot Grass (5) Sea Side Ray's Knot

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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.


1855 - 1866


The Flowering Plants Grasses, Sedges & Ferns of Great Britain



Plate No.:



(1) Common Bistort (Polygonum bistorta) (2) Viviparous Alpine Bistort (Polygonum viviparum) (3) Common Knot Grass (Polygonum aviculare) (4) Ray’s Knot Grass (Polygonum R2ii) (5) Sea Side Ray’s Knot (Polygonum maritimum)

Print Method:

Chromolithograph on heavy paper


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.)


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

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