1890 Golden Dragon Chrysanthemum - Mathews



Golden Dragon Chrysanthemum

The Golden Dragon is a purely a Japanese Chrysanthemum.

This beautiful lithograph with pronounced Japanese influence, is based from a nature study watercolor by F. Schuyler Mathews.

Accompanying this print is a companion poem called Vigilance by Edith M Thomas, founded on the Japanese legend of the fight between the dragon and the centipede, a story still recounted to the traveller in Japan, when he is shown a shrine consecrated to the dragon, built on the mountainside where the battle was fought.

Lithograph, Colored
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