1849,CURTIS BOTANICAL MAGAZINE Hand/Color SUPERB YELLOW SARRACENIA FLAVA N81

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  • Sold Date: Jul 30, 2013
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Titolo

Botanical Magazine

Autore

William Curtis

Date

18 49

Sizes

9 1/4" x 5 1/2" (23,5x14,0 cm)

Descri ption

Numbered and dated print . Original hand coloring. First edition.

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Other Plates .

Botanical Magazine 1849

Curtis was trained in pharmaceuticals, articled to his Uncle. At the age of 27, he was appointed, Demonstrator and 'Praefectus Horti' to the Chelsea Society of Apothecaries. His passion, however, was botany, his forte being British flora.

William Curtis began publication of the Botanical Magazine in February 1787, with a desire to enlighten those who enjoy the pleasures of gardening and botany. After Curtis edited the first 13 volumes, the publication continued under the editors: John Simms (1800-1826), William Jackson Hooker (1827-1865) and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1865-1904). The images were engraved and hand-colored by many artists including Sydenham Edwards, William Graves, James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker, W.H. Fitch, Matilda Smith, Lillian Snelling and Stella Rose Craig. The plates are known for their fine detail and delicate hand coloring. The prints are all copper engravings.

The plate measure approximately 5 1/2 inches wide by 9 1/4 inches long . Prints are accompanied
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