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joseph paxton portrait engraving botanist antique print

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Joseph Paxton


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Antique 19th century portrait of a botanist


Sir Joseph Paxton (1803-1865) was an English gardener, architect and Member of Parliament, best known for designing The Crystal Palace. In 1831, Paxton published a monthly magazine, The Horticultural Register. This was followed by the Magazine of Botany in 1834, the Pocket Botanical Dictionary in 1840, The Flower Garden in 1850 and the Calendar of Gardening Operations. Images of Australian plants were included in his publications, esp the Magazine of Botany. Some very light handling creases and remains of erased pencil inscription below the title. Rare

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artist Anon.
method Steel-engraving
date C1850
size 205mm by 160mm (platemark)
SKU BT4990