Splendid Epiphyllum Cactus. (Double sized fold out print)
31 x 22.5 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).
This hand colored engraving was made in the 1830s by Sir Joseph Paxton, a hugely talented man. Paxton 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 was a genius! These days he is best remembered for his very high quality botanical periodicals such as Paxton's Magazine of Botany, which was published in 16 vols from 1834-49.
This is an authentic antique, not a reproduction. This print is an authentic antique, not a reproduction. It is in excellent condition.
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|Paper Size||31 x 22.5 cm (12 x 9.5 inches)|
|Size Category||31 to 40 cm [12 to 16 inches]|