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CURTIS, Samuel

CURTIS, Samuel. Set of Thirteen Coloured Prints of Flowers (London, Day & Haghe Lith. to the Queen and Samuel Curtis Walworth, mid 19th century)



Silver wood frames. 48x37cm (18.1×14.6) inc. frame. Published by Day & Haghe Lith. to the Queen and Samuel Curtis Walworth.


Day & Haghe, a company created by William Day (1797-1845) and Louis Haghe (1806-1895) in 1829, was the largest firm of chromolithography printing in Britain. Their output was not confined to botanical prints but also included hunting scenes, topographical views and architectural scenes which were either hand-tinted or, in later years, coloured through the process of chromolithography.


The artist of these prints is Samuel Curtis (1779-1860), son-in-law of William Curtis (1746-1799), creator of the still ongoing Curtis’s Botanical Magazine.