C1860

Rice Paper Plant (Arala Papyrifera)

Artist:

Walter Fitch (1817 - 1892)

Scarce lithograph of the Rice Paper Plant. The Rice Paper Plant  is endemic to Taiwan and is used in traditional Chinese medicine. The pith from the stem is also used to make a pith paper (rice paper). Common name: Rice … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Rice Paper Plant (Arala Papyrifera)

Date:

C1860

Artist:

Walter Fitch (1817 - 1892)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

115mm 
x 175mm
AUTHENTICITY
Rice Paper Plant (Arala Papyrifera) - Antique Print from 1860

Genuine antique
dated:

1860

Description:

Scarce lithograph of the Rice Paper Plant.

The Rice Paper Plant  is endemic to Taiwan and is used in traditional Chinese medicine. The pith from the stem is also used to make a pith paper (rice paper).

Common name: Rice Paper Plant 
Modern binomial name: Tetrapanax papyrifer (Hook.) K.Koch 
First described: Hooker 
Distribution: WA, VIC, NSW & QLD (in a few locations in each state)

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 & 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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