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A Group of Auriculas II by Robert John Thornton (Framed)
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A Group of Auriculas II by Robert John Thornton (Framed)

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Description: A Group of Auriculas II Fine Art:

  • High resolution digital image on paper
  • Mounted to a 2" deep hand-stained hardwood artblock frame
  • Label printed
  • Comes ready to hang

Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) was an English physician and botanical writer, noted for "A New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus Von Linnus" (1797-1807) and "The British Flora" of 1812. The most ambitious part of the "New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnus" was Part III, the "Temple of Flora" (1799-1807). The first plates were engraved by Thomas Medland in May 1798, from paintings by Philip Reinagle. Between 1798 and 1807, they produced a total of thirty-three coloured plates, engraved in aquatint, stipple and line. When he planned the project, Thornton had decided to publish seventy folio-size plates. Lack of interest from the general public spelled disaster for the scheme, and the holding of a lottery could not save it from financial ruin, neither did a page in the work dedicated to the spouse of George III, Queen Charlotte, patroness of botany and the fine arts.

Material: Paper and wood

Care: Dust with a dry cloth

Brand: Museums.Co

Origin: United States

Style Code: 1206296830