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Australian Dillwynia speciosa. Showy Dillwynia Paxton botanical c1840

Australian Dillwynia speciosa. Showy Dillwynia Paxton botanical c1840

by Paxton, Joseph

In decorated mount (half-framed), spectacular original hand-coloured lithograph for "Paxton's Magazine of Botany & Flowering Plants" published in London circa 1840 by Sir Joseph Paxton.

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 on the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth estate, one of England’s finest gardens. Although considered a landscape gardener, Paxton’s diverse talents gained him areputation as both architect and engineer, particularly for his design of glasshouses. His design for the glass house conservatory at Chatsworth served as a model for Paxton’s design of the Crystal Palace for the London Exhibition of 1851 (for which he received his knighthood).

Size of page 230 x 150mm ( 9 x 6 inches). This image shows the inner part of the antique white, decorated ragmat conservation board, with dark green bevel and gold line around window. (The shiny section if from the protective cellophane cover until framed. Image window measures 225 x 140mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches). The external mount (for frame window) measures 360 x 275mm (14 1/8 x 10 7/8 inches). If you would prefer mount removed, antique print is $150. Please request price adjustment prior to your payment.

Stock Number: apbPa40Price: $220.00