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Orchids | "Sertum orchidaceum", an album watercolour drawings of orchids, mid nineteenth-century

Orchids | "Sertum orchidaceum", an album watercolour drawings of orchids, mid nineteenth-century

Orchids | "Sertum orchidaceum", an album watercolour drawings of orchids, mid nineteenth-century

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“Sertum orchidaceum”, an album so titled of watercolour drawings of orchids. English, mid nineteenth-century


Large folio (755 x 535mm.), 51 very large watercolour drawings of orchids and flowering plants, captioned at foot, nineteenth-century green half morocco, binding rebacked


HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED LARGE-SCALE WATERCOLOUR DRAWINGS. A pencil note on the fly leaf reads “These drawings are thought to be done by the wife of MacFarlane the celebrated orchid painter” (i.e. James Laird MacFarlane, 1836-1913).


PROVENANCE:

Samuel Williams Fuller (c.1777-1857) and Joseph Carr Fuller (c.1782-1863), Gallery of Fine Arts, gallery ticket on front paste-down

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