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Natural History Art, Botanical, Orchids, Warner and Moore, John Nugent Finch, Antique Prints, 1882-97
John Nugent Fitch (1840-1927) (after)
Robert Warner and Thomas Moore (editors) Orchid Album, Comprising Colored Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare and
Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants
Benjamin Samuel. Williams, Victoria and Paradise Nurseries, London: 1882-97
11.25 x 9.25 inches
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The 528 plates of the Orchid Album were painted and lithographed by John Nugent Fitch, a master illustrator of orchids. Orchids were all the rage in late Victorian England and on the continent and several orchid societies thrived. Benjamin Samuel Williams published the album as a subscription series, with the idea of meeting a demand for orchid illustrations, descriptions and notes on their cultivation. The series reached 11 volumes and was enthusiastically received by horticulturists and orchid enthusiasts. Nearly 400 of the original watercolors are in the Natural History Museum in London.