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Ipomoea ficifolia. Fig-leaved Ipomoea. Purple convolvulus. Paxton c1840.

Ipomoea ficifolia. Fig-leaved Ipomoea. Purple convolvulus. Paxton c1840.

by Paxton, Joseph

Gorgeous antique botanical print. Superior-flowering variety of Ipomea. Will last even loonger on the wall...

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).

This page has a couple of small foxing spots. Reduced price accordingly. Size is 230 x 155mm (9 x 6 inches).

Stock Number: apbotJP.Ip-ficPrice: $145.00

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