Title: Ipomoea Tyrianthina
Artist: Sir Joseph Paxton (1801 - 1865)
Publication: The Magazine of Botany & Register of Flowering Plants
Date: 1834 - 1849
Type: Original hand colored Lithographs
Size: 6.25” x 9.25”
Condition: Good, some paper toning, rough bound edges
Description: Joseph Paxton (1803 – 1865) an English horticulturist with little formal training, began his career as a garden boy and apprentice at the age of fifteen for Sir Gregory Osborne Page-Turner at Battlesden Park, near Woburn. While working at Cheswick, with proximity to Devonshire, Paxton became acquainted with the Duke of Devonshire. The Duke offered the 20-year-old Paxton the position of Head Gardener at Chatsworth, which was considered one of the finest landscaped gardens of the time. In 1832, Paxton was appointed Manager to the Duke of Devonshire's estates. His brilliance and dedication to horticulture eventually earned him a seat in the House of Commons and a knighthood in 1850 for artificially producing the Victoria Amazonica under glass. His design of the conservatory at Chatsworth House served as a model for his design of the Crystal Palace for the London Exhibition of 1851. He designed this intricate building in less than 9 days on a piece of blotting paper.
In 1831, Paxton published a monthly magazine, The Horticultural Register. This was followed in 1834 by the Magazine of Botany. Paxton produced the Magazine of Botany series, published in 16 volumes from 1834-1849. The magazine has become highly prized for the brilliant colors and the outstanding beauty of the illustrated plants. During the years of 1850-1852, Paxton along with John Lindley published the rare three-volume work, Paxton’s Flower Garden. We offer a smaller selection of Paxton prints from the Magazine of Botany, most of which are outstanding single headed large flowers ideal for a bold splash of colors on your walls.
The Ipomoea Tyrianthinais related to the convulvuloeus family, rich purple coloring with mostly clean background, some light scattered foxing at the bottom of the stem area. The bound edge is rough and untrimmed, paper is evenly and slightly age toned. See Scanned Image for details