The Maggot-bearing Stapelia. Thornton Dr.

The Maggot-bearing Stapelia.

London: Dr. Thornton, Hinde Street, 1801. Elephant folio aquatint, stipple and line, printed in color and finished by hand from Dr. Thornton's landmark work the "Temple of Flora". This is the 1st state of this print. This striking catus-like image shows the strong vertical fleshy leaves, with an open orangey bloom open in the center. The background has the appearance of a Rocky Mountain scene, with a large pine tree and mountain off to the right, a cloud above it. There is a river in the middle ground, with a snake & fly in the foreground. Henderson, pinx., Caldwall, sculp. July 1, 1801. Impression mark 40 x 52 cm, with wide margins. Dunthorne p. 250, State I. Very strong impression with bright original color. Item #15449

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