C1865
 (75)

Cypripedium venustum.

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                The Charming Paphiopedilum, Venus slipperModern binomial name    Paphiopedilum venustum First described    … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Cypripedium venustum.

Date:

C1865
 (75)

Artist:

Walter Hood Fitch (1817 - 92)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

315mm 
x 440mm
AUTHENTICITY
Cypripedium venustum. - Antique Print from 1865

Genuine antique
dated:

75

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                The Charming Paphiopedilum, Venus slipper
Modern binomial name    Paphiopedilum venustum 
First described                 (Wall. ex Sims) Pfitzer
Distribution                       India

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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