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  • Flowering Rush
    Kilburn, William, born 1745 - died 1818
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Flowering Rush

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)
    London (published)

  • Date:

    1777-1798 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kilburn, William, born 1745 - died 1818 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving, coloured by hand

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DP, box 144

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.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)
London (published)


1777-1798 (published)


Kilburn, William, born 1745 - died 1818 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving, coloured by hand

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered 'Kilburn pinxt et sculpt' and 'Butomus Umbellatus'


Height: 45.8 cm (irregular), Width: 27.4 cm (irregular)

Descriptive line

Botanical illustration by Kilburn, 'Butomus Umbellatus [Flowering Rush]' from William Curtis's Flora Londinensis, engraving, London, 1777-1798

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1996
Curtis, William. Flora Londinensis. London, 1777-1798.





Subjects depicted

Botanical illustration; Flowers


Prints; Illustration; Gardens & Gardening; Science


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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