Crimson Trichonema (Trichonema Speciosum)

Crimson Trichonema (Trichonema Speciosum (Romulea Speciosum Crimson Trichonema) (Pl. 1476 from William Curtis, The Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed, London)

After Sydenham Edwards (English, about 1768–1819), Francis Sansom (English, active 1788–1810s), Publisher William Curtis (English, 1746–1799)

Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 088; Nissen 2350


Platemark: 20.2 x 12 cm (7 15/16 x 4 3/4 in.) Sheet: 23.5 x 14.5 cm (9 1/4 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hand-colored etching

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Number 1476 from William Curtis, “The Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed”, London, 1787 - present. 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