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orchis orchid loddiges botanical register print antique engraving

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Orchis foliosa - Leafy-spiked Orchis (Orchid)


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Antique 19th century orchid engraving


Native orchid of Madeira. Botanical engraving from 'Edward's Botanical Register', published by John Lindley. Accompanied by original text describing features of the plant, when it was introduced and by whom, and whose collection it comes from. Sarah Ann Drake was an English botanical illustrator. She came from the same area of Norfolk as John Lindley, and in 1830 moved into the Lindley home in London. She appears to have had a number of roles in the Lindley home, including that of governess, but eventually she took up botanical art, gradually taking over from Lindley the illustration of his botanical publications.

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artist S Watts after Miss Drake (1803-1857)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1834
size 250mm by 150mm (sheet)
SKU BT3652