Botanical, Baxter William, Berry Bearing Campion, 1840-1843

Botanical, Baxter William, Berry Bearing Campion, 1840-1843

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Date: 1834-1843

Artist: Baxter William

Engraver: Issac Russel and C Matthews

Paper Size: 125 x 210mm

Print Size: 133 x 221mm

Condition: very good

Technique: Copperplate engraving

Price: $200

Description: beautiful copperplate engraving with hand colouring

Provenance: 

British Phaenogamous Botany or Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of British Flowering Plants, was published in 6 volumes by William Baxter between 1834 and 1843, with 509 hand-coloured copper-plate engravings by Isaac Russell (an Oxford glass painter) and C. Matthews. These men were not trained botanical artists, but gradually acquired a good working knowledge of the subject. The engravings were later hand-coloured by Baxter's daughters and daughter-in-law. 

Biography:  

Baxter William, ALS, FHS (Rugby, Warwickshire, January 15, 1787 - November 1, 1871),

Baxter was a British botanist, author of British Phaenogamous Botany and appointed curator of the Oxford Botanic Garden in 1813. 

The volumes were sold by Whittaker, Treacher and Co., London, and John W. Parker

William Hart Baxter (c.1816-1890), William Baxter's son, succeeded his father as curator of the Oxford Botanic Garden. This botanist is denoted by the author abbreviation Baxter when citing a botanical name