Robert John Thornton, publisher (British, c. 1768-1837)
The Dragon Arum, from The Temple of Flora, 1801, possibly from the reissued edition of 1811. Identified within the plate. Color aquatint, mezzotint, and stipple engraving with hand-coloring on wove paper, plate size 18 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. (47.5 x 35.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Foxing (almost exclusively to l.l. margin), 1/8 inch abrasion to image u.c., not examined out of frame.
Sheet measures 22 x 17 3/4 in. Subtle toning. Foxing or possibly brown ink spots at l.l. margin. Tear (1/2 inch) in margin of u.r. corner. Minor soiling to the verso. No additional issues to report.
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