C1857

Clianthus Dampieri

Artist:

Charlotte Sowerby (1820 - 1865)

A wonderful botanical print and the best image of a Sturt Pea we have ever seen or had. Sturt’s Desert Pea was first collected by William Dampier on the Western Australian coast on 22 August 1699. Modern common name Sturt’s … Read Full Description

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S/N: BOT-AA-1857-HEND-027–199962
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Full Title:

Clianthus Dampieri

Date:

C1857

Artist:

Charlotte Sowerby (1820 - 1865)

Engraver:

C.T.Rosenberg 

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Lithograph, with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

250mm 
x 355mm
AUTHENTICITY
Clianthus Dampieri - Antique Print from 1857

Genuine antique
dated:

1857

Description:

A wonderful botanical print and the best image of a Sturt Pea we have ever seen or had. Sturt’s Desert Pea was first collected by William Dampier on the Western Australian coast on 22 August 1699.

Modern common name Sturt’s Desert Pea

Modern binomial name or protonym Swainsona formosa

First described Don

From Charlotte Sowerby’s Illustrated Bouquet, consisting of Figures with Descriptions of New Flowers, published by Edward and Andrew Henderson between 1857 and 1864.

Very rare, we have not seen this image for sale in the thirty five years we have been selling prints.

Biography:

Charlotte Sowerby (1820-1865)

Very little biographical information is known of Charlotte Sowerby, other than that she was one of the family of botanical artists and that she produced illustrations of the highest standard.

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