While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.
Colchicum lusitanum CTL21 $29
Each print measures approximately 5
inches by 9 inches.
William Curtis began publication of
the Botanical Magazine in February 1787 and continued
almost without interruption for 160 years. After Curtis
edited the first 13 volumes, the publication continued
under the editors: John Simms (1800-1826), William
Jackson Hooker (1827-1865) and Joseph Dalton Hooker
(1865-1904). The images were engraved and hand-coloured
by many artists including Sydenham Edwards, William
Graves, James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson
Hooker, W.H. Fitch, Matilda Smith, Lillian Snelling and
Stella Rose Craig. The plates are known for their fine
detail and delicate hand coloring. The prints are all
copper engravings to Volume 70 & then stone or zinc
lithography until the introduction of color printing in
1948. It is the longest running botanical magazine and
was entirely hand colored until 1948. References: Blunt
(1994) pp 211 - 217, Great Flower Books pp 156 - 157,
Nissen BPI 2350, Staflue 1290.
For the first time we are offering
prints from the 1948-1980 years. Though printing
methods have changed, in some ways time has stood still
for this most unique and enduring publication. We still
have beautifully drawn botanicals in lavish colour on
high quality paper, with the text even more detailed
than in earlier years.
Now, it is the turn of the great
women illustrators to enchant, and we see in these pages
work from Margaret Stones, Kristabel King, Victoria Gordon, Joanna Lowe, Stella Ross Craig,
Lillian Snelling, Ann V Webster and Ann Davies.
Lilian Snelling (1879-1972) drew
for William Curtisís Botanical Magazine for
30 years from about 1922 to 1952. She produced
over 830 illustrations for the magazine and was
considered to be the greatest botanical illustrator of
her day. Margaret Stones, the Australian botanical
illustrator, succeeded her as the principal artist for
the magazine for over 30 years. In 1957, she became the
first woman artist to design a postage stamp for
Australia and is considered the greatest Australian
Each single measures approximately
5 1/2 inches wide by 9 inches long. Prints are
accompanied by the relevant original descriptive text.
The prints are in excellent
condition on white paper. The photos are very accurate,
so please review carefully.
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