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The Dandelion

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (engraved)

  • Date:

    ca 1810 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bewick, Thomas, born 1753 - died 1828 (wood engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wood-engraving

  • Museum number:

    E.2439-1909

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case V, shelf 116

Physical description

A block of boxwood with a dandelion carved on it.

Place of Origin

England (engraved)

Date

ca 1810 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Bewick, Thomas, born 1753 - died 1828 (wood engraver)

Materials and Techniques

wood-engraving

Marks and inscriptions

BEWICK:- Cut of plant from "Thornton's Herbal" 8vo London 1810. Bewick Collection No.(253) From Mr TH Bohn. Hugo 1121. This specimen gives a good idea of the series.
Written in ink on a label stuck to the back of the block

1659
Number written on the label stuck to the back of the block

Dimensions

Height: 87 mm, Depth: 23 mm, Width: 80 mm

Object history note

The illustration of a dandelion was used in 'A New Family Herbal' by R. J. Thornton, p.676, 1810. The block is from the collection of T. Hugo. A print from the block is in 'Bewick's Woodcuts' by T. Hugo, London, 1870

Descriptive line

'The Dandelion' by Thomas Bewick (1753-1828); engraved woodblock. Used as an illustration to 'A New Family Herbal' by R. J. Thornton, p.676, 1810.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1909, London: Printed For His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1910

Materials

Boxwood

Techniques

Wood-engraving (process)

Subjects depicted

Dandelion

Categories

Prints; Illustration; Books

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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