Blue Egyptian Water Lily (plate 31 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

After Peter Charles Henderson (English,active 1799–1829), Joseph Constantine Stadler (English, (born Germany) active 1780–1822), Publisher Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 301, p. 251


Platemark: 51.9 x 39.7 cm (20 7/16 x 15 5/8 in.) Sheet: 55.2 x 44.4 cm (21 3/4 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Aquatint, printed in color and hand colored

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Blue Egyptian Water Lily, Pl. 31 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 2005, Donald A. Heald, New York; February 25, 2005 sold by Heald 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