1890 Peter the Great and John Thorpe Chrysanthemums - 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.

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

James Callowhill