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Sir Joseph Paxton

Sir Joseph Paxton (1803- 1865) was a hugely talented man. He started as an assistant gardener with no education & rose to become the head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire. His design of the conservatory at Chatsworth House served as a model for his design of the Crystal Palace for the London Exhibition of 1851. Incredibly, he designed this giant, intricate building in less than 9 days on a piece of blotting paper. The man must have been a genius! His Magazine of Botany, published in 16 volumes from 1834-1849 have become highly prized for their brilliant colors and the outstanding beauty of the plants illustrated. He also published Paxton’s Flower Garden which is much rarer and larger. The superb illustrations were the work of Constans & Prevost who produced paintings of "miraculous, fine quality" according to Wilfred Blunt.

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22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches). Hibiscus lindlei Burma,Myanmar This hand colored engraving was made..
US$95.00

28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches). Azalea amoena (Blind stamp in corner, not on image) China This litho..
US$75.00

22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches). Marica caerulea Brazil This hand colored engraving was made in the ..
US$95.00

22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches). Lychnis grandiflora China,Japan This hand colored engraving was mad..
US$85.00

22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches). Clintonia Pulchella This hand colored engraving was made in the 183..
US$75.00

28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches). Chionodoxa lucilliae Asia Minor,Crete This lithograph was made in th..
US$75.00

28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches). Sarracenia Drummondii USA,Florida This lithograph was made in the 18..
US$95.00

22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches). Mimulus roseus California This hand colored engraving was made in t..
US$95.00

28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches). Lilium loddigesianum Russia This lithograph was made in the 1880s by..
US$95.00

22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches). Oncidium Citrinum This hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s..
US$75.00

31 x 22.5 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Ismene amancaes Brazil,Peru This hand colored engraving was made i..
US$125.00

31 x 22.5 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Tacsonia pinnatistipula. Chile And Peru This hand colored engravin..
US$125.00

22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches). Tropaeolum majus atrosanguineum Peru This hand colored engraving wa..
US$75.00

28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches). Phalaenopsis rosea (Blind stamp in corner, not on image) Phillippines..
US$75.00

28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches). Rhodothamnus kamtchaticus Russia,Siberia This lithograph was made in..
US$75.00

22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches). Amaryllis formosissima South America This hand colored engraving wa..
US$95.00

28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches). Odontoglussum nevium Colombia This lithograph was made in the 1880s ..
US$95.00

22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches). Kennedia splendens Chile,Brazil,Argentina This hand colored engravi..
US$55.00

22.5 x 15.5 cm (9 x 6 inches). Agrostemma Bungeana Russia This hand colored engraving was made in ..
US$95.00

28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches). Aerides crassifolium Peru and Colombia This lithograph was made in t..
US$95.00

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