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

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

Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 301, p 248


Platemark: 47.2 x 36 cm (18 9/16 x 14 3/16 in.) Sheet: 59.4 x 46 cm (23 3/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Aquatint, stipple,and line engraving, hand colored

Not On View


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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.


Doris (Mrs. James Alden) Marsh (d. 2011), Marblehead, MA; 2011, gift of the estate of Mrs. Marsh to the MFA. (Acquisition Date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. James Alden Marsh