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Red and orange flowers (Zinnia multiflora, many flowered zinnia) (Pl. 149 from William Curtis, The Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed, London, 1791)

published 1791
Sydenham Edwards (English, about 1768–1819)

Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 088; Nissen 2350


Platemark: 20 x 11.7 cm (7 7/8 x 4 5/8 in.) Sheet: 23.5 x 13.7 cm (9 1/4 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hand-colored etching

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



To England mid 18C. Family-Compositae. Native of Mexico. Named after J.G. Zinn-professor at Gottingen(?) who died at 32 in 1758. 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