C1803

Protea Lepidocarpon. Black-Flowered Protea

Artist:

Sydneham Edwards (1768 - 1819)

One of the most attractive images of a Black-Flowered Protea. Modern common name: Black-Flowered Protea Modern binomial name: Protea Lepidocarpon First described 1782 Linnaeus (the Younger) Distribution: South Africa From Curtis’s Botanical Magazine The Black-Flowered Protea was first collected at Botany … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Protea Lepidocarpon. Black-Flowered Protea

Date:

C1803

Artist:

Sydneham Edwards (1768 - 1819)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

120mm 
x 210mm
AUTHENTICITY
Protea Lepidocarpon. Black-Flowered Protea - Antique Print from 1803

Genuine antique
dated:

1803

Description:

One of the most attractive images of a Black-Flowered Protea.

Modern common name: Black-Flowered Protea

Modern binomial name: Protea Lepidocarpon

First described 1782 Linnaeus (the Younger)

Distribution: South Africa

From Curtis’s Botanical Magazine

The Black-Flowered Protea was first collected at Botany Bay on 29 April 1770, by Sir Joseph Banks and Dr Daniel Solander, during the Endeavour’s stay at Botany Bay in 1770. It was not published until April 1782, when Carolus described the first four Banksia species in his Supplementum Plantarum. Linnaeus distinguished the species by their leaf shapes and named them accordingly.

Artist:

Sydneham Edwards (1768-1819)

Initially worked for Curtis’s Botanical Magzine, until a dispute with the publishers when he started his own rival magazine The Botanical Register. He was born in Monmouthshire, a from an early age demonstrated a precocious talent for drawing and when only 11 years old had copied plates from Flora Londinensis. A friend of William Curtis, the publisher visited the Edwards and recommended the boy to Curtis. Curtis proceeded to have Edwards trained in both botany and botanical illustration. Edwards was a prolific talent and between 1787 and 1815 he produced over 1,700 watercolours for Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. He established The Botanical Register in 1815 after a disagreement with John Sims, Curtis’s editor.

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