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flesh colored garland flower engraving curtis botanical magazine

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Hedychium Carneum - Flesh-Colored Garland Flower


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Original antique print


'This species of Hedychium flowered in the greenhouse at Spofforth where it was sent by Dr Carey from Calcutta'. Botanical engraving from Curtis's Botanical Magazine. William Curtis (1746-1799) was a trained pharmacist, in London, 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.

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artist H Weddell after William Herbert (1778-1847)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1826
size 230mm by 135mm (sheet)
SKU BT7951