Plantain-Leaved Thrift (Statice Speciosa)

Statice Speciosa (Plantain-leaved Thrift) (Pl. 656 from William Curtis, The Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed, London, 1803)

published 1803
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 x 12 cm (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 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



Number 656 from William Curtis,”The Botanical Magazine; or The 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