C1793

Eleocharis palustris. [Creeping Spike-Rush]

Artist:

James Sowerby (1757 - 1822)

Fine botanical engraving by James Sowerby from English Botany or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with their Essential Characters, Synonyms and Places of Growth

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Full Title:

Eleocharis palustris. [Creeping Spike-Rush]

Date:

C1793

Artist:

James Sowerby (1757 - 1822)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

80mm 
x 160mm

Paper Size: 

126mm 
x 217mm

Platemark Size: 

90mm 
x 168mm
AUTHENTICITY
Eleocharis palustris. [Creeping Spike-Rush] - Antique Print from 1793

Genuine antique
dated:

1793

Description:

Fine botanical engraving by James Sowerby from English Botany or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with their Essential Characters, Synonyms and Places of Growth

Biography:

James Sowerby (1757-1822)

Sowerby was born in London and became a painter of flowers for William Curtis, whose Flora Londinensis he illustrated. Sowerby studied art at the Royal Academy and took an apprenticeship with Richard Wright. James was one of the Sowerby family of naturalists.

In 1790, he began the first of several huge projects, one being the botany of England that was to take over 24 years,.

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