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The Narrow-Leaved Kalmia (Pl. 27 from Dr. Robert John Thornton, "The Temple of Flora...", London, 1799–1807)

James Caldwall (English, 1739–1819), Published by Robert John Thornton (English (Ireland), 1768–1837)

Place of Publication: London

Catalogue Raisonné

Dunthorne 301 p. 251; Nissen 1955


Platemark: 53.5 x 42.5 cm (21 1/16 x 16 3/4 in.) Sheet: 55.7 x 44.2 cm (21 15/16 x 17 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Aquatint, stipple engraving, in color and hand-colored

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



The Narrow-Leaved Kalmia. Pl. 27 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