Date of Printing: 1806 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Natural History - Plants & Flowers• Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left • Period Created: Romantic (1800 - 1899) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 28 x 22• Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 29 x 24• Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Very Good, slight foxing and toning in margins • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Print only
A wonderful original, hand-painted, engraving design by Sydenham Edwards.
We are very pleased to offer a selection of hand colored engravings from R.W. Dickson’s The New Botanic Garden published in London 1806, and featuring illustrations by the famous Sydenham Edwards. This work depicts beautiful & exotic flowers, including iris, calla lily, bird of paradise, passion flower, and water lily, many of which are American flowers. Engraved by F. Sanfom
Sydenham Edwards was the son of a Welsh schoolmaster who attracted the attention of Curtis. He came to London to train with Curtis, and for 27 years most of the drawings in Curtis’ Botanical Magazine were his. He drew the illustrations for this work early on in his career & they have a grace and exuberance characteristic of his early work. Edwards went on to illustrate other publications, including his Botanical Register. Ref: William Blunt (1950) pp 192 – 193; Great Flower Books (1990) pp 157.
Condition: this print is on a light creamy paper with very slight marginal toning. The original hand coloring is still intense and vibrant, truly bringing these flowers to life.
This is a rare work indeed, a very small number having been published, so we are extremely fortunate to be able to offer it.