Pontic Rhododendron (plate 25 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

After Peter Charles Henderson (English,active 1799–1829), James Caldwall (English, 1739–1819), Publisher Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 301 p.250; Nissen 1955


Platemark: 52.6 x 40 cm (20 11/16 x 15 3/4 in.) Sheet: 56.7 x 45.2 cm (22 5/16 x 17 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Aquatint, stipple, and line engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



The Pontic Rhododendron. Pl. 25 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, “The Temple of Flora; or Garden of Nature”. Picturesque Botanical Plates of the New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus. London, 1799-1807


By 1987, Schuster Gallery, London, 1987, sold by the Schuster Gallery to Doris (Mrs. James Alden) Marsh (d. 2011), Marblehead, MA; 2011, gift of the estate of Mrs. Marsh to the MFA. (Acquisition Date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. James Alden Marsh