THE BLUE PASSION FLOWER.

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Dr. Robert John Thornton

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The Blue Passion Flower.

Aquatint and line engraving, 1800.
Image size 18 3/8 x 14" (46.6 x 35.4 cm).
Good condition and color save for some strengthing along plate marks on the sides.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 15018
Price: $4,000.00
Publisher : London, Published by Dr. Thornton, Jan.y 1800.
Plate XVII from "The Temple of Flora; or Garden of Nature. Picturesque Botanical Plates of the New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus." Second state of three. Engraved by Caldwell after the painting by Reinagle.

This series was published in London between 1799 and 1807 and contained a total of thirty-one plates. They are among the most important (and most beautiful) botanical prints ever published.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Natural History - Botanicals , Dr. Robert John Thornton

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