FERDINAND SCHUYLER MATHEWS
Peter the Great and John Thorpe Chrysanthemums
The John Thorpe is a Chrysanthemum, a beautiful artistic specimen of a favorite plum purple and crimson variety. The Peter the Great came from Japan about 1865, with a curious association of strength and extreme delicacy in the name and appearance of the flower.
This beautiful lithograph with pronounced Japanese influence, is based from a nature study watercolor by James Callowhill.
Accompanying this print is a pair of companion poems. The first is called Young Love by Kate Upson Clark and second is Strength by Edith M Thomas.
Sheet Size 11.75 x 9.5 inches
Publisher: L. Prang & Co Publishers, Boston
VG+ condition with Slight warping to plates
Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1854-1938), American author and botanist