Spear Lychnidea Published 1827
"Phlox Carolina" Spear-Leaved Lychnidea Plate 190 by Edwin Dalton Smith c1827
Method: Copper plate engraved hand colour finished
Creator: Drawn by Edwin Dalton Smith F.L.S.
Published: Pub by Robert Sweet F.L.S., Feb 1827 for The British Flower Garden
Condition: Good condition with some age tone, strong plate mark and original colour
Approx plate size: 10" X 6" (255mm x 150mm)
Notes: The British Flower Garden containing coloured figures and descriptions of the most ornamental and curious hardy herbacious plants. This original print from the British Flower Garden is much rarer than the Curtis prints of the same time. Many of the illustrations were by Edward Dalton Smith, whom Wilfrid Blunt calls a "considerable artist of small-scale work", who painted exquisite floral portraits in brilliant color.