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Henbane (Hyoscyamns Aureus. Golden-flowered Henbane) (Pl. 87 from William Curtis, The Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed, London, 1789)

published 1789
After Sydenham Edwards (English, about 1768–1819), Unidentified artist, American, about 1840

Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 088; Nissen 2350


Platemark: 19.7 x 13.8 cm (7 3/4 x 5 7/16 in.) Sheet: 23.2 x 14 cm (9 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hand-colored etching

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Hyocyamus-“Hog’s bean”-Dioscrides Europe-N. Africa. 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