C1865

Batemannia Burtii

Artist:

Walter Hood Fitch (1817 - 92)

Rare folio sized orchid lithograph by Walter Fitch from the very rare series by Robert Warner, Select Orchidaceous Plants.  Reference: Great Flower Books p.149 Common name                Cat-face OrchidModern binomial name    Huntleya burtii First described        … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Batemannia Burtii

Date:

C1865

Artist:

Walter Hood Fitch (1817 - 92)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

315mm 
x 440mm
AUTHENTICITY
Batemannia Burtii - Antique Print from 1865

Genuine antique
dated:

1865

Description:

Rare folio sized orchid lithograph by Walter Fitch from the very rare series by Robert Warner, Select Orchidaceous Plants.  Reference: Great Flower Books p.149

Common name                Cat-face Orchid
Modern binomial name    Huntleya burtii 
First described                 (Endres & Rchb.f.) Rolfe
Distribution                       Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica.

Biography:

Walter Hood Fitch  (1817-1892)

Fitch attracted the attention of Sir William Hooker when he was made director of the Kew Gardens in 1841. He stayed there for the next fifty years. Fitch was a quick and extremely industrious artist, his published drawings reached the almost incredible total of 9960. 

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