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Dr. Robert John Thornton
THE DRAGON ARUM

1801

$975

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DR. ROBERT JOHN THORNTON (circa 1768- 1837) THE DRAGON ARUM, 1801 (Dunthorne plate 161, pg. 250 i/iii; Nissen 1 955) Mezzotint printed in Payne's grey - but uncolored, Apparently 1st state before the additional mezzotint in the upper right sky. BEAUTIFUL IMPRESSION, POSSIBLY A PROOF. Plate 22 from Thornton's ‘Temple of Flora’. Henderson prinxt. and engraved by Ward sculpt. 18 3/4 X 14 1/8, large sheet 22 1/8 X 17 1/8. Dated Dec. 1, 1801. Very well printed, not worn, the text printing very clearly. Thornton’s flower prints are perhaps the finest botanicals ever produced. Each flower is masterfully rendered and placed within a fully developed landscape. After Peter Charles Henderson (English,active 1799–1829), William Ward, Sr. (English, 1766–1826), Published by Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837) $975 Surrealism, Natural History,

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