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

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

Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 301 p. 248, 3rd; Nissen 1955


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


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



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.


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