C1831

Galanthus Nivalis

Artist:

Margaret Roscoe (1786 - 1840)

Superb botanical engraving from an early edition of Margaret Roscoe’s Floral Illustrations of the Seasons, with much finer hand colouring than the later issues.

$A 65

S/N: FIOT-055-BOT-OS–222782
(C082)
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Full Title:

Galanthus Nivalis

Date:

C1831

Artist:

Margaret Roscoe (1786 - 1840)

Engraver:

Robert Havell 
(1769 – 
1832)

Condition:

Some minor marks, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

160mm 
x 225mm
AUTHENTICITY
Galanthus Nivalis - Antique Print from 1831

Genuine antique
dated:

1831

Description:

Superb botanical engraving from an early edition of Margaret Roscoe’s Floral Illustrations of the Seasons, with much finer hand colouring than the later issues.

Biography:

Margaret Roscoe (C1786–1840) 

Roscoe was an early 19th-century English botanical illustrator and author.

Roscoe illustrated plates in William Roscoe’s botanical work Monandrian Plants of the Order Scitamineae: Chiefly Drawn from Living Specimens in the Botanical Gardens at Liverpool. She went on to write and illustrate Floral Illustrations of the Seasons

Roscoe
died in 1840. A memorial sculpture commemorating Roscoe and her husband
was undertaken by sculptor John Gibson. This monument can be seen at
the Ullet Road Unitarian Church in Liverpool.[4]  The standard author
abbreviation M.Roscoe is used to indicate this person as the author when
citing a botanical name.

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