The Golden Flower—Chrysanthemum

Illustrated by James Callowhill (British, active in the United States, 1838–1917), Illustrated by Sidney Callowhill (British?, active 1890–1910), Illustrated by Alois Lunzer (American, born in 1840), Illustrated by F. Schuyler Mathews (American, 1854–1938), Text by Edith Matilda Thomas (American, 1854–1938), Text by Celia Thaxter (American, 1835–1894), Text by Robert Barrett Browning (British, 1846–1912), Publisher Louis Prang & Company (American, active 1860–1897)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Overall: 30.2 x 26 x 2.3 cm (11 7/8 x 10 1/4 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 16 color lithographs, plus photolithographs page borders and decorations

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston: L. Prang & Co., 1890) Small folio; [2 ff.] 9 pp. [22 ff.], plus 16 plates; publisher’s original pictorial gilt- green- and yellow-stamped blue cloth (original blue cloth dust jacket).

Illustrations of chrysanthemum varieties.

Boston: L. Prang & Co., 1890


Josephine Sherwood Dickerman; by inheritance to her granddaughter Miss Dale S. Coleman, 1957; by whom given to MFA, Boston. (Accession Date: February 27, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Dale S. Coleman