‘Gloxinia Speciosa Kerr., Tab. 55.’
Lithograph with original hand colouring on wove (vellin) paper.
Sheet size: 28,5 x 46,8 cm. (11,2 x 18,4 inch). Image size: 28,5 x 46,8 cm. (11,2 x 18,4 inch).
This beautiful print has been published by T.F.L. Nees von Esenbeck (1787-1837) and W. Sinning (1792-1874) in Sammlung Schonbluhender Gewachse fur Blumen und Gartenfreunde. One of the rarer nineteenth century flower books. Nees von Esenbeck was Director of the Botanic Garden at Bonn, Sinning its head-gardener, and their work is a catalogue of the exotics growing there, including camellias, magnolia and banksias. 100 hand-coloured lithographic plates by Henry, Hohe and Wild. Ref: Dunthorne 216; Great Flower Books (1990) p.123; Nissen BBI, 1445; Pritzel 663; Stafleu & Cowan, p.713.
Made by ‘A. Henry’ after own design.
Condition: Good, given age. Brown edges, some small stains, crease in lower left and right and upper right corner. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: PLANT – GLOXINIA SPECIOSA – SINNINGIA SPECIOSA – PURPLE FLOWER – TUBER – SEEDS