The Maggot-bearing Stapelia (Pl. 23 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

After Peter Charles Henderson (English,active 1799–1829), Joseph Constantine Stadler (English (born in Germany), active 1780–1822), Published by Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 301 p. 250, 1st


Platemark: 52 x 39.7 cm (20 1/2 x 15 5/8 in.) Sheet: 59.5 x 47 cm (23 7/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



the Maggot-bearing Stapelia. Pl. 23 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