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Dryandra Formosa - Splendid Dryandra

Dryandra Formosa - Splendid Dryandra

$380.00

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Original antique botanical engraving
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Walter Hood Fitch was one of the most famous botanical artists of the Victorian era. Australian native botanical engraving from Curtis's Botanical Magazine. William Curtis (1746-1799) was a trained pharmacist who maintained a large garden and devoted himself to the study of its flora. He began publishing the Curtis Botanical Magazine in 1787. Accompanied by original text describing features of the plant, when it was introduced and by whom, and whose collection it comes from. Minor ink inscription on descriptive text. Central horizontal fold as issued. Extremely faint off-setting. Small repaired break in paper top left.
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artist Swan after Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892)
method Engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1844
size 235mm by 145mm (sheet)
SKU BT8052