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The Narrow Leaved Kalmia.
The Narrow Leaved Kalmia.
Reinagle A.R. pinx.t. Caldwell sculp.t.
London. Published June 1. 1804 by Dr. Thornton.
Aquatint and stipple, printed in colours and hand-finished. Framed, mounted within plate, window 520 x 400mm (20½ x 15¾".) Unexamined out of frame.
An illustration of the Kalmia angustifolia, a native of eastern North America known now as narrow-leaved laurel, dwarf laurel and lambkill (because of an andromedotoxin poisonous to grazing animals). It was published in Dr Robert John Thornton's 'Temple of Flora' 1799-1807, considered by many to be the greatest English colour-plate flower book, and the first series of flower prints to show the plant within a habitat, in this case with ships in the background.
Dunthorne: p.251, only state.
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