C1860

Christmas Tree (Ceratopetalum gummiferum)

Artist:

Walter Fitch (1817 - 1892)

Scarce colonial lithograph of the Christmas Bush. Common name: Christmas BushModern binomial name: Ceratopetalum gummiferumFirst described: 1793 James Edward Smith Distribution: NSW

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Full Title:

Christmas Tree (Ceratopetalum gummiferum)

Date:

C1860

Artist:

Walter Fitch (1817 - 1892)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

110mm 
x 170mm
AUTHENTICITY
Christmas Tree (Ceratopetalum gummiferum) - Antique Print from 1860

Genuine antique
dated:

1860

Description:

Scarce colonial lithograph of the Christmas Bush.

Common name: Christmas Bush
Modern binomial name: Ceratopetalum gummiferum
First described: 1793 James Edward Smith 
Distribution: NSW

Biography:

Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892)

Fitch attracted the attention of Sir William Hooker when he became 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. He was the sole draughtsman & lithographer for the Botanical Magazine for forty three years. He was the last of the giants of C19th botanical artists.

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