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Set of Twelve Antique Botanical Prints, J.H. Elwes, 1877

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A rare set of twelve of exceptional quality 19th century botanical prints from A Monograph of the Genus Lilium, London: Taylor and Francis, 1877-1880. Lithographs with original hand-colouring. Why we like them Exquisitely hand-colored, vibrant and succulent, these beautiful prints of large scale will fit perfectly into modern and classical interiors. Elwes, a traveller, collector, and particularly as a plantsman. "He knew what to collect, was determined in his travels to find it, was highly observant in describing the geographical distribution of what he found, and was particularly skilled in propagating specimens he brought back" (Balfour and Baigent). "He devoted his life to natural history and travel. His original interest was in ornithology and it was in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society (1873) that his paper on 'The geographical distribution of Asiatic birds' was published. This was the result of a visit in 1871 to Sikkim and, illegally, to Tibet, and was important in establishing that the Himalayan region was part of the same biogeographical region as China. Elwes attributed his election in 1897 to the Royal Society to this paper. In 1880 he produced his folio "Monograph of the Genus Lilium", which remains an authoritative work on that subject; although the work was issued under Elwes's name, the strictly botanical parts of the work were done by J. G. Baker" (F. R. S. Balfour, rev. Elizabeth Baigent for DNB). His work includes nearly all of the lilies then known in cultivation.

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  • Condition Details
    excellent clean condition, vibrant original colours
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 21.66 in. x W 14.57 in. x D 0.04 in.H 55 cm x W 37 cm x D 1 mm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Sold As
    Set of 12
  • Reference Number
    LU1781217484602
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