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Syd Edward's "BRISTLING COLLETIA" from "Botanical Register" - 1835
ANTIQUE HAND-COLORED COPPER ENGRAVING PRINT
This 188 year old engraved print is from a the book "THE BOTANICAL REGISTER" by Sydenham Edwards, dated 1827. The engraver was J. Watts (signed in print). The publisher was Ridgeway of London.
This engraving is about 8" x 5" on a leaf or page that is 9 " x 5 1/2". It is in very good condition with a nice prominent plate mark. It is suitable for framing and would be an excellent gift for a print collector or a botany buff, or for yourself.
Sydenham Teast Edwards (1768 - 1819) was a natural history illustrator.
Edwards Monmouthshire. Young Edwards had a precocious talent for draughtsmanship and when only 11 years old had copied plates from Flora Londinensis for his own enjoyment. A certain Mr. Denman visited Abergavenny in 1779 and saw some of Edwards' work. Denman, a friend of William Curtis, the publisher of botanical works, and founder of the Curtis's Botanical Magazine, spoke to Curtis about the boy. Curtis proceeded to have Edwards trained in both botany and botanical illustration.Edwards produced plates at a prodigious rate: between 1787 and 1815 he produced over 1,700 watercolours for the Botanical Magazine alone. He illustrated Cynographica Britannica 1800 (an encyclopaedic compendium of dog breeds in Britain), New Botanic Garden 1805-7, New Flora Britannica 1812, and The Botanical Register 1815-19.
The copper engraving that is being sold is of:
"BRISTLING COLLETIA" - Plate # 1776
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