The American Aloe (Pl. 12 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

After Phillipp Reinagle (English, 1749–1833), Thomas Medland (English, active 1800–1807), Published by Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 301 p. 246; Nissen 1955


Platemark: 56.3 x 44.7 cm (22 3/16 x 17 5/8 in.) Image: 43.2 x 35.1 cm (17 x 13 13/16 in.) Sheet: 57.4 x 46.6 cm (22 5/8 x 18 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Aquatint and line engraving, printed in color and hand-colored

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



The American Aloe, Pl. 12 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