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Henry George Moon
The Orchid Odontoglossum

1888

$550

About

The orchid Odontoglossum, was first named in 1816 by Karl Sigismund Kunth, is a genus of about 100 orchids. The scientific name is derived from the Greek words odon (tooth) and glossa (tongue), referring to the two tooth-like calluses on the base of the lip. The genus Odontoglossum are cool to cold growing orchids found on open spots in the humid cloud forests at higher elevations from Central- and West South America to Guyana. Most species are found in the northern Andes. Odontoglossum was published in Reichenbachia: Orchids Illustrated and Described, a four-volume work by German-born orchidologist Frederick Sander which features life-size illustrations and descriptions of nearly two hundred orchids with text in English, French, and German. Named in honor of the renowned German orchidologist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach (1824-1889), a prominent botanist, ornithologist and orchid fancier. Frederick Sanders, was the founder of Messsrs Sanders of St Albans, a large nursery firm, intended in this work to illustrate all classes of orchids, drawn life sized and “colored by lithography, or hand painted when found expedient.” He employed as many as 20 orchid collectors in the field, in diverse locations such as Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, New Guinea, India, Burma, Mexico, and Madagascar. Reichenbachia was a collaboration between Sander and English landscape painter Henry George Moon, who created most of the illustrations. Work on Reichenbachia began in 1886 and lasted until 1890, with the first volume being published in 1888, with the subsequent three volumes being published in two-year intervals. This work is considered by many to be the pinnacle of all the orchid publications of the period. Moon studied art early on, followed by employment in a solicitor’s office and was subsequently engaged as an illustrator for the magazine The Garden. No expense was spared either in the collection of specimens or the printing of this work of massive proportions. Sanders was reputed to have spent over 7,000 pounds sterling on the publication.

Details

  • Creator
    Henry George Moon (1857 - 1905, English)
  • Creation Year
    1888
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Expertly repaired, barely visible, 3/4 inch tear on left side of image.
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5186241512

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