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Dendrobium Phalaenopsis. Reichenbachia Orchids lithograph after HG Moon watercolour

Dendrobium Phalaenopsis. Reichenbachia Orchids lithograph after HG Moon watercolour

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by Moon, H.G.

Beautiful dark red Dendrobium Phalaenopsis var. Statterianum chromolithograph by Gustav Leutzsch of a watercolour by Henry George Moon (1857-1905) for “Reichenbachia: Orchids Illustrated and Described” published in London between 1888 and 1894 by Hanover-born nurseryman Henry Frederick Conrad Sander (1847-1920).

Working at a Forest Hill nursery in England from the age of 20, Sander set up independently after Prague explorer and plant collector Benedict Roezl began sending him orchids and tropical plants to sell on consignment. With an aim of illustrating life-size orchids of every class, Sander named his monograph Reichenbachia after German botanist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach (1824-1889), who devoted his life to studying orchids.

This is a large orchid lithograph measuring 470 x 330 cm (18.5 x 13 inches). The total page size is 530 x 395 mm (20.75 x 15.5 inches). There is slight damage to the margins of the page, however they do not extend to the image. The lithograph has been priced to reflect the condition of the page.

Stock Number: apSRo7Price: $300.00