Large Flowering Sensitive Plant (Pl. 16 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

After Phillipp Reinagle (English, 1749–1833), Joseph Constantine Stadler (English, (born Germany) active 1780–1822), Published by Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 301 p. 248, 3rd; Nissen 1955


Platemark: 47.9 x 36.2 cm (18 7/8 x 14 1/4 in.) Sheet: 53.4 x 43 cm (21 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Aquatint, stipple and line engraving, printed in color and handcolored

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Large Flowering Sensitive Plant. Pl. 16 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.


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