Ehret, G. D. (drawn by). J. Miller (engraved by).
London. P. Miller. Copyright 1759.
Copperplate engraving, handcolored, plate size 13 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches on sheet 16 1/2 x 10 inches. A few faint spots in margin, very clean, bright condition. Plate CCXCI from Philip Miller's "Figures of the Most Beautiful, Useful Plants described in the Gardener's Dictionary", published between 1755 and 1760. Ehret, who first worked as a gardener in Heidelberg, became the foremost botanical illustrator of the mid 18th century, working all over Europe (see G. Calmann's book "Ehret: Flower Painter Extraordinary"). Item #44661