James Sowerby 1854 Caper Spurge

Catalog Number 43822
 
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Artist Biography:

James Sowerby (1757 - 1822) was a British naturalist and illustrator. Contributions to published works, such as A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland or English Botany, include his detailed and appealing plates. The use of vivid colour and accessible texts were intended to reach a widening audience in works of natural history. In 1790, he began the first of several huge projects: a 36-volume work on the botany of England that was published over the next 24 years, contained 2592 hand-colored engravings and became known as Sowerby's Botany. A enormous number of plants were to receive their formal publication, but the authority for these came from the unattributed text written by James Edward Smith

Date:

1854

Source:

English Botany .

Volume:

7

Plate No.:

1236

Description:

Caper Spurge [Euphorbia lathyris]

Print Method:

Engraving hand colored

Condition:

Overall Excellent

Size of Print:

21.5 x 12.5 cm approximately [8.5 x 5.0 in.]

References:

Nissen 2225-2226; Sitwell p. 72; Dunthorne 291

Price:
$25.00
SKU:
43822
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