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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).Rhamnus frangulaThis 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).Artemisia campestrisThis 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).Anthyllis vulnerariaThis 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).Cineraria palustrisThis 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).Sedum rupestreThis 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).Picris hieracioidesThis 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).Hieracium fabaudumThis 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).Actylis glomerataThis 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).Artemisia campestrisThis 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
Common Chara
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Chara 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 original an..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Serapias palustrisThis 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).Convallaria polygonatumThis 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).Serapias grandifloraThis 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
Crested Dog's Tail Grass
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Cynosurus cristatusThis 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
Perennial Darnel Or Rye Grass
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Lolium perenneThis 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).Malva pusillaThis 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 and..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Pyrus domesticaThis 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).Leonurus cardiacaThis 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
Hyssop-Leaved Grass-Poly
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Lythrum hyssopofoliumThis 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).Briza mediaThis 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 and e..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Nardus strictaThis 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).Carex vulpinaThis 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 and..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Centaurea solstitialisThis 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 luteaThis 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 and e..
US$40.00
23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Atriplex lacianiataThis 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).Plantago maritimaThis 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).Aster tripoliumThis 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).Pinguicula lusitanicaThis 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$90.00
Common Golden-Rod
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Solidago viraureaThis 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$0.00
Deformed Yellow Toad-Flax
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Antirrhinum linariaThis 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
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