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Jean Linden
Dendrobium x Ainsworth (Orchid Botanical Flower)

1885-1894

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Iconographie des Orchidees Jean Linden (1817-1898) Brussels, 1885-1894 Chromolithographs “Orchid Fever” was not just a 19th century phenomenon. To this day the orchid has remained one of the most celebrated, sought after, and frustrating botanical species. Whether prized as cultivated show entry or a bridal bouquet, the orchid has won international acclaim. It was just such enthusiasm for this beguiling plant and its flowers that led a young man to become a famed ‘orchid hunter’. Linden search took him around the world looking for orchids. In all he is credited with bringing over 1100 species back to Belgium. Several species bear his name. After a decade of traveling through mountains and jungles, Linden returned to Brussels in 1845. With the help of his son, Lucien, he established the Horticulture Internationale, a major commercial enterprise. Reference: Great Flower Books. Sacheverell Sitwell and Wilfrid Blunt. The Atlantic Monthly Press. New York, 1990.

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Clean, crisp image. Framed to museum specifications using archival matting, backing, hinging. Glazed with ultra-violet filtering Plexiglas
  • Dimensions
    H 25 in. x W 21.5 in.H 63.5 cm x W 54.61 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Florham Park, NJ
  • Reference Number
    LU6523921012
  • Seller Reference Number
    2015 04-01-15
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