Drake, Miss (illus.), Barclay, G. (engraved by).
London. J. Ridgway. 1847.
Engraving, original handcolor, image 6 1/2 x 5 inches on sheet 9 1/2 x 6 inches. Very good condition. Pink flowers illustrated by Miss Drake, plate 55 from Sydenham Edwards' "The Botanical Register". Coats (Treasury of Flowers) writes of Miss S.A. Drake: "It is disgraceful that nothing is known of this competent and prolific artist except the dates of her published work and the fact that she lived in the part of London called Turnham Green... From 1831 to 1847 Miss Drake illustrated the Botanical Register." 1847 was the last year of publication of "The Botanical Register" and Coats speculates that it was the death of Drake that caused the then editor, John Lindley, to cease publication. Item #44816