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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.

Seaweed: Mammillary Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus MammillossusThis 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..
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Imperforate St.John's Wort
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Hypericum dubiumThis 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 ..
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Violet Horned Poppy
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Chelidonium hybridumThis 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..
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Wood Spurge
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Euphorbia amygdaloidesThis 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..
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Dark Mullein
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Verbascum nigrumThis 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 ..
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Yellow Water Lily
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Nymphaea 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 an..
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Seaweed: Brownish Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus FubfucusThis 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..
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Seaweed: Tuberculated Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus TuberculatusThis 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..
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Seaweed: Green Bushy Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus ViridisThis 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..
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Seaweed: Pipe Laver
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Ulva FistulofaThis 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..
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Seaweed: Jointed Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus ArticulatusThis 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..
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Seaweed: Downy Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus TomentosusThis 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 ..
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Star Thistle
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Centarua calcitrapaThis 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..
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Wild Geranium, Wood Cranesbill
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Geranium sylvaticumThis 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..
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Great Spear-Wort
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Ranunculus linguaThis 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..
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Thrift
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Statice 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 original a..
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Clustered Bell-Flower
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Campanula 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 origin..
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Marsh Mallow
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Althaea officinalisThis 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..
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Spear Thistle
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Carduus lanceolatusThis 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..
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Black Knapweed
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Centaurea nigraThis 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..
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Common Vetch
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Vicia fativaThis 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 ..
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Long-Stalked Cranesbill
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Geranium columbinumThis 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..
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Broad-Leaved Helleborine
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Serapias 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 origina..
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Common Solomon's Seal
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Convallaria multifloraThis 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..
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Saffron Or Autumnal Crocus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Crocus autumnalisThis 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..
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Prickly Lettuce
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Lactuca scariolaThis 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 ..
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Parsley Water-Dropwort
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Oenanthe pimpinelloidesThis 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..
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Seaweed: Red Capillary Fucus
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Fucus CapillarisThis 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 ..
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Common Primrose
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Primula 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 ..
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Black Horehound
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23 x 14.0 cm (9.0 x 5.5 inches).Ballota nigraThis 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..
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