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New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus Von Linnaeus: Comprehending An Elucidation of the Several Parts of the Fructification: A Prize Dissertation on the Sexes of Plants; A Full Explanation of the Classes, and Order, of the Sexual System:

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New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus Von Linnaeus: Comprehending An Elucidation of the Several Parts of the Fructification: A Prize Dissertation on the Sexes of Plants; A Full Explanation of the Classes, and Order, of the Sexual System:

Author: Robert John Thornton (English, 1768 - 1837)

Artist: Philip Reinagle (English, 1749 - 1833)

Artist: Peter Charles Henderson (English, active 1799-1829)

Date: 1799-1807
Medium: mezzotint, aquatint, stipple and line engraving on paper, color and hand-coloring; bound in full green levant morocco, panelled spine, gilt edges
Dimensions:
21 7/8 x 17 3/4 inches (55.6 x 45.1 cm)
Classification: Information Artifacts
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 11.66.1
Accession Number: 1965.1.263
DescriptionLondon, 1807; 30 flower plates, portraits of Thornton, Linnaeus (in regular dress & Lapland), Universal Power of Love, Flora, Aesculapius, Flora, Ceres and Cupid (together), and Cupid inspiring plants to love.
Provenance: Purchased March 19, 1964 through (Nada Kramar, Washington, D.C.) by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
Exhibitions:
  • A Mirror Unto Nature: The Printed Art of Natural History
  • Blooms: Floral Art in the Stark Collections
In Collection(s)
Terms
  • Botanical