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Cistus (Ladaniferus, Gum Cistus) (Pl. 112 from William Curtis, The Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed, London, 1790)

published 1790
After Sydenham Edwards (English, about 1768–1819), Unidentified artist, American, about 1840

Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 088; Nissen 2350


Platemark: 20 x 12 cm (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 in.) Sheet: 23.3 x 12.8 cm (9 3/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hand-colored etching

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Cultivated in England 1656,Family-Cisraceae,Genus of 20 species of evergreen shrubs. From William Curtis, “The Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed”, London, 1787. Started by William Curtis and issued in monthly parts containing three coloured plates; the first plate is dated 1786.


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