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The White Lily with Variegated Leaves.

  • ARTIST: Dr. Robert John Thornton

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Dr. Robert John Thornton, London.

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint, stipple and line engraving,

    DATE: 1800

  • EDITION SIZE: Image 17 3/4 x 13 7/8" (45.2 x 35.3 cm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: From "The Temple of Flora; or Garden of Nature. Picturesque Botanical Plates of the New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus." First of four states. Engraved by Stadler after the painting by Henderson. Printed in color and finished by hand. This fine publication had a total of thirty-one plates. They are among the most important (and most beautiful) botanical prints ever published.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.