C1828

Butomus umbellatus - Flowering Rush. Class IX. Enneandria - Order Hexagynia.

Artist:

James Sowerby (1757 - 1822)

Fine botanical engraving by James Sowerby from the series, Conversations on Botany.

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Full Title:

Butomus umbellatus – Flowering Rush. Class IX. Enneandria – Order Hexagynia.

Date:

C1828

Artist:

James Sowerby (1757 - 1822)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

85mm 
x 135mm

Paper Size: 

103mm 
x 188mm
AUTHENTICITY
Butomus umbellatus - Flowering Rush. Class IX. Enneandria - Order Hexagynia. - Antique Print from 1828

Genuine antique
dated:

1828

Description:

Fine botanical engraving by James Sowerby from the series, Conversations on Botany.

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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