The Blue Passion Flower (Passiflora caerula) (Pl. 17 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

1800
After Phillipp Reinagle (English, 1749–1833), James Caldwall (English, 1739–1819)


Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 301 p. 248, 3rd; Nissen 1955

Dimensions

Platemark: 51 x 38 cm (20 1/16 x 14 15/16 in.) Sheet: 57.3 x 46.5 cm (22 9/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.308

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The Blue Passion Flower (Passiflora caerula). Pl. 17 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.

Provenance

Elita R. Dike, Brookline; by inheritance to her spouse George P. Dike, Brookline; 1969, bequest of George P. Dike to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1969)

Credit Line

Bequest of George P. Dike—Elita R. Dike Collection