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James Sowerby (1757-1822)
Quassia Amara

Red flowered bitter quassia, Quassia amara. Handcolored copperplate engraving from a botanical illustration by James Sowerby from William Woodville and Sir William Jackson Hooker's Medical Botany 1832. The tireless Sowerby (1757-1822) drew over 2500 plants for Smith's mammoth English Botany (1790-1814) and 440 mushrooms for Coloured Figures of English Fungi (1797) among many other works.

Artist: British
Print Type: Copper Engraving Hand Colored
Date: 18th - Early 19th century
Frame: Oak Frame
Subject: 14 x 12"
Condition Report: Engraving is fine. Glass is cracked and will be removed prior to shipping.


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James Sowerby (1757-1822) Quassia Amara

Estimate $200 - $400Apr 27, 2019