The Old Print Shop


  • ARTIST: Dr. Robert John Thornton


  • MEDIUM: Mezzotint printed in color and finished by hand,

    DATE: 1798

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 17 3/8 x 13 15/16" (44 x 35.3 cm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: One of the most sought after images by Thornton.<br><br> Plate X from "The Temple of Flora; or Garden of Nature. Picturesque Botanical Plates of the New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus." First state of two. Engraved by Earlom after the painting by Reinagle. This publication had a total of thirty-one plates. They are among the most important (and most beautiful) botanical prints ever published.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Printed on 1810 watermarked paper.

  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.

  • REFERENCE: Dunthorne pp. 245-246.