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James Sowerby (1757-1822) was an English naturalist, artist, engraver and teacher. He studied at the Royal Academy in London. He created his first botanical art when he was about thirty.
Sowerby went on to work for William Curtis. He contributed to the first volumes of The Botanical Magazine and Flora Londinensis.
By the mid 1790's James Sowerby was the finest botanical artist in England. He became the head of a gifted family of British natural science illustrators.
English Botany was Sowerby's most celebrated achievement by far. He used vivid coloured engravings and easy to read texts to reach a wide audience. The engravings were delicate and detailed.
Here are some of his engravings for you to choose from. They are original antiques prints from the 1790s and have hand painted colouring.

23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Colchicum autumnaleThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is orig..
US$70.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Acer ampestreThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original a..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Menyantheas nymphoidesThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is o..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Acer pseudo platanusThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is ori..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Carex ovalisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original an..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Crataegus torminalisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is ori..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus ligulatusThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original..
US$50.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Ulva diaphanaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original a..
US$50.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus LycopodioidesThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is orig..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus LumbricalisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origin..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus PlumusosThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original ..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus FruticulosusThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origi..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus GigartinusThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origina..
US$50.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Crocus vernusThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original a..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus CorneusThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original a..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus PlicatusThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original ..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Ulva CompressaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original ..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Ulva PlumosaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original an..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Campanula latifoliaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is orig..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Campanula rapunculusThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is ori..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Aquilegia vulgarisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origi..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Carduus pratensisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origin..
US$50.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Dianthus armeriaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origina..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Convolvulus arvensisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is ori..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Convulvulus soldanellaThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is o..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Comarum palustreThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origina..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Orchis pyramidalisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origi..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Astragalus hypoglottisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is o..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Geranium phaeumThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is original..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Gentiana campetrisThis antique botanical print is from the first edition of James Sowerby 's famous work, English Botany. It is an original antique print made by printing from an engraved copper printing plate onto hand made paper. The hand painted coloring is origi..
US$40.00
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