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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).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
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Trifolium maritimumThis 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).Vaccinium oxycoccosThis 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).Spireae filipdenulaThis 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
Lanceolate Spleenwort
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Asplenium lanceolatumThis 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$0.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Silene noctifloraThis 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).Alisma ranunculoidesThis 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).Resda luteolaThis 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).Osmunda lunariaThis 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).Eriophorum alpinumThis 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).Sparganium natansThis 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).Urtica piluliferaThis 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).Oenanthe peucedanifoliaThis 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 ..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Chlora perfoliataThis 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).Senecio viscosusThis 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).Ornithogalum luteumThis 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).Gensita tinctoriaThis 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).Ophrys anthropophoraThis 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).Scilla vernaThis 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).Dentaria bulbiferaThis 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).Gentiana pneumonantheThis 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 or..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Veronica fpicataThis 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).Campanula patulaThis 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).Pinguicula 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 origin..
US$90.00
Common Saw-Wort
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Serratula tinctoriaThis 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$0.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Scilla bifoliaThis 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).Melampyrum arvenseThis 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).Centaurea scabifoliaThis 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).Orchis militarisThis 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
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