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Australian Chorozema Dicksonii. Dickson's Chorozema. Paxton c1840.

Australian Chorozema Dicksonii. Dickson's Chorozema. Paxton c1840.

by Paxton, Joseph

Antique print of Australian native flower, Chorizema Dicksoni, Dickson's Chorizema, Pretty Yellow-eyed Pink Flame Pea.

Original hand-coloured lithograph by Samuel Holdenor Paxton's Magazine of Botany & Register of Flowering Plants published in London c.1840 by Joseph Paxton.

Sir Joseph Paxton (1803-1865) was a hugely talented man. Starting as a gardener at 15 years of age, with little 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 mainly 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 a large glass house conservatory at Chatsworth was the model for his design for the Crystal Palace for the London Exhibition of 1851 - for which he was awarded a knighthood.

Size of page 23 x 15 cm ( 9 x 6 inches). This small lithograph is mounted in antique white ragmat conservation board and covered with cellophane for presentation and protection until it is framed. The window is 18 x 13cm (approx. 7 x 5 inches). The external measurement for frame window is 30 x 25cm (11 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches).

Stock Number: apbP43Price: $185.00