Anne Pratt Plate 174 Plantain, Bucks Thorn, Plantain Shore-weed

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Anne Pratt Plate 174 Plantain, Bucks Thorn, Plantain Shore-weed


Original antique botanical print from The Flowering Plants of Great Britain.

Sea Side Plantain, Bucks Thorn, Plantain Shoreweed  

  • Original antique chromolithograph botanical print
  • By English botanical illustrator Anne Pratt
  • Circa 1855-1866
  • Approximately 6-¼ x 9-⅜
  • Paper is medium weight, blank on the back, and has the natural binding edge
  • Prints of this age show expected signs of age - like darkening around the edges,  some staining and light foxing (see photo for actual condition). The colors remain vibrant and the paper stable. 
  • Arrives in archival sleeve with mat board for archival storage
  • Only one available 
  • Ships next day
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Anne Pratt (1806-1893) from Kent, England, is one of the best known botanical illustrators of the Victorian age. She wrote and published over 20 books. Although she was self-taught, she was said to be responsible for popularizing Botany. Pratt developed her education in Botany due to poor health and a stiff knee as a child, which encouraged her to draw to occupy herself. 

This print is from the first-edition three-volume set of The Flowering Plants of Great Britain, c. 1855-1866, and later changed to The Flowering Plants, Grasses and Ferns of Great Britain

The prints, or plates, are made by a form of printing called chromolithography. The process involves printing each color individually. The colors are oil-based, and when multiple colors are applied, the outcome is a vibrant print with a depth that is similar to a painting.

Publisher Frederick Warne & Co. is widely known for their illustrated books, especially children’s books featuring animals and the outdoors.