Thornton, Robert John: The Winged Passion Flower



Dr. Robert John Thornton (1768-1837)

“The Winged Passion Flower”, illustrated plate from Thornton’s “Temple of Flora”

Mixed-method engraving (aquatint, mezzotint, stipple engraving, hand coloured)

Engraved by Warner

“Temple of Flora” included the most exotic and beautiful botanical pictures of the time. Thornton was inspired by the work of Linnaeus and the botanical plates in the book are arranged according to the classification system of Linnaeus.

Year of printing 1802
Place of printing London
Dimensions 51 × 40 cm
Condition 3
Condition explanations (5) Mint, (4) Very good, (3) Good, (2) Fair, (1) Poor
Other From the publication “Temple of Flora”,published between 1798-1807

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