C1865
 (1875)

Cattleya Dowiana

Artist:

Walter Hood Fitch (1817 - 1892)

Superb orchid study by Walter Fitch. Common name Dow’s Cattleya Modern binomial name Cattleya dowiana Distribution Native of Costa Rica First described Bateman & Rchb.f. 1866 From “Select Orchidaceous Plants“

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S/N: SOPL-027-BOT–190532
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Full Title:

Cattleya Dowiana

Date:

C1865
 (1875)

Artist:

Walter Hood Fitch (1817 - 1892)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithgraph with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

315mm 
x 440mm
AUTHENTICITY
Cattleya Dowiana - Antique Print from 1865

Genuine antique
dated:

1875

Description:

Superb orchid study by Walter Fitch.

Common name Dow’s Cattleya

Modern binomial name Cattleya dowiana

Distribution Native of Costa Rica

First described Bateman & Rchb.f. 1866

FromSelect Orchidaceous Plants

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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