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Seaforthia Elegans Curtis Botanical Lithograph

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Seaforthia Elegans - Elegant Seaforthia


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Original antique botanical lithograph


Commonly known as the Solitaire Palm. 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.

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artist Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892)
method Lithograph with original hand-colouring
date 1857
size 235mm by 145mm (sheet)
SKU BT8037