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Arpophyllum giganteum
Henry John Elwes (1846-1922) was a British botanist, naturalist and author, celebrated for his travels throughout Asia, including the Himalayan Mountains, with the Geographical Section of the British Association and noted for his collection of lily specimens. In 1880 Elwes published a spectacular collection of prints depicting various species of one of the world's favorite flowers, the lily.The ?Monograph of the Genus Lilium? is the result of a collaborative effort, the organization and text by Elwes and the images by renowned botanical illustrator Walter Hood Fitch. Although Fitch's drawings for Elwes' ?Genus Lilium? were the last great works of his career, in his lifetime, Fitch produced nearly 10,000 illustrations.This hand-colored folio size lithograph, Arpophyllum giganteum, measures 17.5? x 12.5? and is in excellent condition with cropped edges. This flower, commonly known at the Hyacinth orchid, is colored with rich green stems and leaves and vibrant purple flowers, each expertly detailed.
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Last Found On: 2014-11-29           Check availability:      Biblio    

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