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Australian Chorozema Dicksonii. Dickson's Chorozema. Paxton c1838. Chorizema.

Australian Chorozema Dicksonii. Dickson's Chorozema. Paxton c1838. Chorizema.

by Paxton, Joseph

Antique print of Australian native flower, Chorizema Dicksoni, c1840. Dickson's Chorizema, now commonly known as the Yellow-eyed Flame Pea. Original hand-coloured lithograph by Samuel Holden, published in London circa 1840 by Sir Joseph Paxton for Paxton's Magazine of Botany & Flowering Plants.

Sir Joseph Paxton (1803-1865) was a hugely talented man. Starting as a gardener at 15 years of age, with no formal education, his skill and enthusiasm were rewarded by promotion at the age of 23 to Head Gardener of the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth Estate, one of England’s finest gardens. Although essentially considered a landscape gardener, Paxton’s diverse talents also gained him a reputation as architect and engineer, particularly for his design of glasshouses. Paxton's design for the glass house conservatory at Chatsworth served as a model for the design which resulsted in his his knighthood, the Crystal Palace for the London Exhibition of 1851. Apparently Paxton drew the intricate and enormous design for this building in under nine days.

Size of page 23 x 15 cm ( 9 x 6 inches). 

Stock Number: apbP43Price: $198.00

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