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    Sale 5437

    British Mezzotints and Printed Handkerchiefs from the Collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    12 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 54

    Richard Earlom (1743-1822), after Philip Reinagle

    The Superb Lily

    Price Realised  


    Richard Earlom (1743-1822), after Philip Reinagle
    The Superb Lily
    mezzotint printed in colour and finished by hand, heightened with gum arabic, on wove paper with margins, published by Dr Thornton, London, 1799
    P. 19 1/16 x 14in. (48.4 x 35.5cm.)

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    The Superb Lily, one of the finest plates from Thornton's Temple of Flora which was conceived as being the most sumptuous book of botanical illustrations ever produced.

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