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Osmunda Regalis (Royal Fern). Anne Pratt antique print c1870.

Osmunda Regalis (Royal Fern). Anne Pratt antique print c1870.

by Anne Pratt

'Flowering Fern' from deciduous curled brown foliage tips. Anne Pratt beautiful chromolithograph for The Ferns of Great Britain and Their Allies.

One of five volumes of lithographs for The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Briatin and their allies The Club Mosses, Horsetails, &c. published from 1860 by the London Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, it was acknowledged as one of the most popular botanical works of its time.

Anne Pratt (1806-1893) wrote and illustrated more than 20 books on botany, and was one of a few very special female botanical artists who were sickly children and became skilful in painting the nature of their countryside. Anne Pratt was taught botany by a family friend, Dr. Dods, and one of her sisters collected the plants for her to sketch and paint. Anne Pratt was awarded a grant from Britain's civil list in recognition of her contribution to the general knowledge and love of botany in Britain.

23 x 15cm (9 x 6 inches)




Stock Number: apPratt.f307Price: $85.00