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The Oblique-leaved Begonia.

  • ARTIST: Dr. Robert John Thornton

  • PUBLISHER: London, Published July 1st 1800 by Dr. Thornton.

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint, stipple, and line engraving,

    DATE: 1800.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 18 3/8 x 13 7/8" (46.4 x 35.2 cm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: Second of two states. Printed in color and finished by hand. Plate XV from “The Temple of Flora or the Garden of Nature” by Dr. Robert Thornton. After a painting by Philip Reinagle (1749-1833). Engraved by James Caldwall (1739-1822). <br><br> This fine publication had a total of thirty-one plates. They are among the most important (and most beautiful) botanical prints ever published.


  • CONDITION: Very good condition and color.

  • REFERENCE: #301 in "Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and early 19th Centuries" by Gordon Dunthorne.