Date of Printing: 1894 • Medium: Lithograph (hand colored) • Subject Category: Natural History - Plants & Flowers • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left • Period Created: Romantic (1800 - 1899) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: N/A • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 52.5 x 38.5 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Print only
This is a stunningly beautiful hand-coloured lithograph, in LARGE FOLIO size, printed on thick woven paper, of an orchid of the designation Cypridedium Selligerum Majus. Stunningly painted by artist Henry George Moon, and hand signed on the lower left by him. Lithograph printed and drawn on stone by Joseph Mansell. From H. F. Sander's "Reichenbachia: Orchids Illustrated and Described" by F. Sander. Vol. II, 1894, St. Albans :London,New York,F. Sander & Co., Orchid growers & importers;H. Sotheran & Co.;I. Forstermann, [etc., etc.]1888 [-90]
Henry Frederick Conrad Sander (Heinrich Friedrich Conrad Sander; 4 March 1847 in Bremen – 23 December 1920 in Bruges) was a German-born orchidologist and nurseryman who settled in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England and is noted for his monthly publication on orchids, Reichenbachia, named in honour of Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach of Hamburg, the great orchidologist.