Cupid, Flora, Ceres, and Esculapius, Honouring the Bust of Linnaeus.
London Pub.d Jan.y 1 1812 by Dr. Thornton.
Stipple. 375 x 270mm, 14¾ x 10½".
One of the frontispieces to the Lottery Edition of Dr Robert Thornton's 'Temple of Flora'. In an attempt to bring in revenue to pay for the publication of his large botanical plates, Thorton had this small folio edition produced and held a lottery with them as prizes. This too failed and Thornton became destitute.
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