Carmine Lily of Byzantium (Lilium Byzantium)

Carmine Lily of Byzantium Lilium Byzantium...)(Pl. 71 of John Edwards, "The British Herbal", London, 1770)


Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 104; Nissen 578


Platemark: 34.8 x 24.8 cm (13 11/16 x 9 3/4 in.) Sheet: 46.6 x 28 cm (18 3/8 x 11 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving, hand-colored

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Plate 71 from “The British Herbal.” Containing the most beautiful and scarce flowers and useful medicinal plants, which blow in the open air of Great Britain; with their Botanical characters also a short account of their cultivation etc. The First edition. London printed for the author 1770.


Elita R. Dike, Brookline; to her spouse George P. Dike, Brookline; bequest to MFA May 14, 1969

Credit Line

Bequest of George P. Dike—Elita R. Dike Collection