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Common white lily, Lilium candidum

Common white lily, Lilium candidum


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Common white lily, Lilium candidum

5856767 Common white lily, Lilium candidum by Sowerby, James (1757-1822); (add.info.: Common white lily, Lilium candidum, with orange antherae. Handcolored copperplate engraving from a botanical illustration by James Sowerby from William Woodville and Sir William Jackson Hooker's "Medical Botany" 1832. The tireless Sowerby (1757-1822) drew over 2, 500 plants for Smith's mammoth "English Botany" (1790-1814) and 440 mushrooms for "Coloured Figures of English Fungi " (1797) among many other works.); © Florilegius

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1832 Common Cosmetic Handcolored Herbal Hooker Jackson James Lilium Lily Medicinal Orange Sowerby William Woodville Botanical Plate Candidum Copperplate Natural Sciences Without Anyone


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This print showcases the beauty of a common white lily, scientifically known as Lilium candidum. The delicate flower is depicted with its pristine white petals and vibrant orange antherae, creating a striking contrast that catches the viewer's eye. This handcolored copperplate engraving was created by James Sowerby, a talented artist renowned for his botanical illustrations. The image originates from William Woodville and Sir William Jackson Hooker's "Medical Botany" published in 1832. Sowerby's meticulous attention to detail brings out the intricate features of this medicinal plant, highlighting its importance in herbal remedies during the 19th century. Sowerby's artistic contributions were vast and diverse, having drawn over 2,500 plants for Smith's monumental work "English Botany" and numerous mushrooms for "Coloured Figures of English Fungi". His dedication to capturing nature's wonders shines through in this exquisite illustration. As we gaze upon this antique botanical plate, we are transported back to early 19th-century England. It serves as a testament to both Sowerby's talent as an artist and the significance of natural history studies during that era. This print not only showcases the elegance of Lilium candidum but also pays homage to Sowerby's immense contribution to botanical artistry. Its presence on Fine Art Finder allows us to appreciate the intersection between art and science while marveling at nature's timeless beauty captured within this stunning piece.

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