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templetonia curtis botanical magazine print antique engraving

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Templetonia Retusa - Wedge-Tailed Templetonia


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Antique botanical print of an Australian native plant


'Native of South-west Coast of New Holland, where it was detected by Mr Robert Brown'. Australian native 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. Francis Sansom was a leading London botanical engraver. Sydenham Teast Edwards (1768 -1819) was a natural history illustrator. He was the first full-time artist to work for Curtis's Botanical Magazine. He served as that magazine's principal artist for 27 years. 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 Weddell after J Curtis
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1822
size 220mm by 140mm (sheet)
SKU BT3001