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Flowering Rush

Print
1777-1798 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A botanical illustration depicting a Flowering Rush. The plant is tall with long up reaching leaves and small pink flowers. In the bottom right of the work there are small images illustrating the details of the flowers.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleButomus umbellatus (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Engraving, coloured by hand
Brief Description
Botanical illustration by Kilburn, 'Butomus Umbellatus [Flowering Rush]' from William Curtis's Flora Londinensis, engraving, London, 1777-1798
Physical Description
A botanical illustration depicting a Flowering Rush. The plant is tall with long up reaching leaves and small pink flowers. In the bottom right of the work there are small images illustrating the details of the flowers.
Dimensions
  • (Irregular) height: 45.8cm
  • (Irregular) width: 27.4cm
Dimensions taken from Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1996
Marks and Inscriptions
Lettered 'Kilburn pinxt et sculpt' and 'Butomus Umbellatus'
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1996
  • Curtis, William. Flora Londinensis. London, 1777-1798.
Collection
Accession Number
E.457-1996

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record createdApril 20, 2009
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