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Australian Boronia serrulata small engraved aquatint. Joseph Paxton c1834.

Australian Boronia serrulata small engraved aquatint. Joseph Paxton c1834.

by Paxton, Joseph

Pink Boronia antique print half-page, mounted for presentation.

Original aquatint engraved c1834, for Paxton's Magazine of Botany & Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton.

Joseph Paxton (1803-1865) started as a gardener when 15. His enthusiasm, hard work and skill were rewarded by his employment from the age of 23 as Head Gardener of the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth estate, one of England’s finest gardens. Usually considered a landscape gardener, Paxton’s diverse abilities included architecture and engineering, particularly designing glasshouses. His design for a large glass house conservatory at Chatsworth became a model for Paxton’s design of the Crystal Palace for the London Exhibition of 1851. The new concept of prefabricated regular sized materials allowed the building to be erected in under 8 months. Both Paxton and the construction manager received knighthoods for their achievements.

This is a lovely little engraving, in fine condition. It is mounted in antique white ragmat conservation board and covered with cellophane for protection until framed. Size of page 230 x150mm ( 9 x 6 inches). External mount for frame window is 23 x 27cm (10 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches).

Stock Number: apb,auJPbor.ser.Price: $125.00

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