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Australian Kennedia coccinea elegans Paxton antique engraving c1840

Australian Kennedia coccinea elegans Paxton antique engraving c1840

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by Paxton, Joseph

Antique print of Australian Elegant Coccinea, pretty botanical engraving of the delicate Australian vine.

Original aquatint drawn and engraved by Frederick W. Smith for 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, 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 a reputation 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 x150mm ( 9 x 6 inches)

Stock Number: apbfP68Price: $220.00