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Two-coloured Collinsia. Paxton Collinsia bicolor antique botanical print c1836

Two-coloured Collinsia. Paxton Collinsia bicolor antique botanical print c1836

by Paxton, Joseph

".. beautiful hardy annual sent to the Horticultural Society of London by the late Mr. David Douglas from California."

Original aquatint, drawn and engraved by Frederick W. Smith and published in London circa 1836 by Sir Joseph Paxton for "Paxton's Magazine of Botany & Flowering Plants".

SirJoseph Paxton (1803-1865) was a hugely talented man. Starting as a gardener at15 years of age, with no formal education, his skill and enthusiasm wererewarded by promotion at the age of 23 to Head Gardener on the Duke ofDevonshire’s Chatsworth estate, one of England’s finest gardens. Althoughconsidered a landscape gardener, Paxton’s diverse talents gained him areputation as both architect and engineer, particularly for his design ofglasshouses. His design for the glass house conservatory at Chatsworth servedas a model for Paxton’s design of the Crystal Palace for the London Exhibitionof 1851 (for which he received his knighthood). Apparently Paxton drew the intricate design for this building in under
nine days - on blotting paper!


Size of page 23 x15cm ( 9 x 6 inches). 

Stock Number: apbfP194Price: $110.00

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