Object Place: London, England
Guard: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.); maximum open: 46 cm (18 1/8 in.); arc: 155°
Medium or Technique
Paper leaf etched, engraved and painted in watercolor; ivory sticks; mother-of-pearl
Not On View
Double paper leaf. Obverse: examples of botanical forms with scientific denominations, small flower bunches center, small branches and seed vessels to sides (numbers refer to descriptions on reverse), leaf forms at borders, imprint “Published as the Act directs, July 21, 1792, by Sarah Ashton, No.28 Little Britain, London.” Reverse: 24 orders of Botany listed, other technical information, poetry from “II Stanza, 4 Canto, Botanic Garden, V.I.” Eighteen plain ivory sticks, plain ivory guards, mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.
Published as the Act directs, July 21, 1792, by Sarah Ashton, No.28 Little Britain, London.
Before 1976: collection DeWitt Clinton Cohen; by 1976: collection Esther Oldham; gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976.