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Habranthus pratensis. Meadow Habranthus antique print. Joseph Paxton c1842.

Habranthus pratensis. Meadow Habranthus antique print. Joseph Paxton c1842.

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by Paxton, Joseph

Stunning antique print of Brazilian Habranthus 'rain lily'.

Original hand-coloured lithograph, drawn and lithographed by Samuel Holden for Joseph Paxton's Magazine of Botany & Register of Flowering Plants, published in London c1840.

Sir Joseph Paxton (1803-1865) was a hugely talented man. Starting as a gardener at 14, with little education, his enthusiasm, ability and application were rewarded by employment when 23 as Head Gardener of the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth Estate - one of England’s finest gardens. Although best known as a landscape gardener, Paxton became both architect and engineer. His design for a glass house conservatory at Chatsworth served as a model for Paxton’s design of the Crystal Palace for London's Great International Exhibition of 1851 (for which he received his knighthood).

Unfortunately there is slight spotting on this page. Price reduced accordingly.
Size is 230 x 155mm (9 x 6 inches).

Stock Number: apJPhabranPrice: $185.00