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Flower painter, b. 1779 - d. 1860

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      • 4 British Floral Engravings by Curtis - 1820s
        Jun. 22, 2022

        4 British Floral Engravings by Curtis - 1820s

        Est: $350 - $525

        Samuel Curtis (British, 1779-1860). Four hand colored copper engravings, ca. 1820s. A lovely ensemble of four copper engravings of different floral species, each one embellished with beautiful hand coloring to bring out the scarlet and blushing pink hues of the blooms as well as the vibrant green leaves with delineated veining. Three of the plates depict the development of the plants from seed to blossoming stage. Each plate was created for Curtis' "The Botanical Magazine" and is set in an attractive dark green matte. Size of plate marks: 7.875" L x 4.75" W (20 cm x 12.1 cm) Size of sheets: 9.3" L x 5.75" W (23.6 cm x 14.6 cm) Size of mattes: 14.5" L x 11.25" W (36.8 cm x 28.6 cm) In the 1820s, Samuel Curtis assumed the role of editor of "The Botanical Magazine" which was founded by his cousin and father-in-law William Curtis thirty years prior. William Curtis was a London apothecary who could not ignore his passion for natural history. Curtis tended to his large garden and began the publication of "The Botanical Magazine" in February of 1787. This multi-volume work became one of the most influential botanical publications, and it continues to be published today. In fact, "The Botanical Magazine" holds the record for being the longest running scientific periodical of all time. Provenance: private Colorado Collection; Private Collection of a Private Colorado Family All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm. Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping. #166604

        Artemis Gallery
      • Curtis, Samuel
        Sep. 12, 2020

        Curtis, Samuel

        Est: -

        Curtis, Samuel Botanical Magazine. Or Flower Garden Displayed. New Series Bd. VIII (1834) Mit insgesamt 83 kolorierten Kupfertafeln. London, 1834- Gr.-8°. Gegläteterter Ldr. d. Zt. mit RVergoldung und RSchild (etw berieben und bestoßen. Einband mit Bezugsdefekten). Nissen Bot., 2350. - Bei den vorliegenden Band handelt es sich um Band 8 des seit 1787 erscheinenden und damit ältesten botanischen Magazins. Sie enthalten die fortlaufend nummerierten Tafeln 3290 bis 3373. Die detailgenauen und naturgetreuen Kupfertafeln zeigen unterschiedliche Blütenpflanzen. - Seiten min. gebräunt, Seiten und Tafeln tls. mit Abklatsch ansonsten innen wohlerhaltene Bände mit leuchtkräftigen Tafeln. With a total of 83 colored copper plates. Botanik

        Jeschke Jádi Auctions Berlin GmbH
      • Botanik - Curtis, Samuel …
        Jul. 31, 2020

        Botanik - Curtis, Samuel …

        Est: €300 -

        Botanik Curtis, Samuel Botanical Magazine. Or Flower Garden Displayed. New Series Bd. VIII (1834) Mit insgesamt 83 kolorierten Kupfertafeln. London, 1834- Gr.-8°. Gegläteterter Ldr. d. Zt. mit RVergoldung und RSchild (etw berieben und bestoßen. Einband mit Bezugsdefekten). Nissen Bot., 2350. - Bei den vorliegenden Band handelt es sich um Band 8 des seit 1787 erscheinenden und damit ältesten botanischen Magazins. Sie enthalten die fortlaufend nummerierten Tafeln 3290 bis 3373. Die detailgenauen und naturgetreuen Kupfertafeln zeigen unterschiedliche Blütenpflanzen. - Seiten min. gebräunt, Seiten und Tafeln tls. mit Abklatsch ansonsten innen wohlerhaltene Bände mit leuchtkräftigen Tafeln. With a total of 83 colored copper plates. RefNat24720

        Jeschke Jádi Auctions Berlin GmbH
      • CURTIS,SAMUEL (1779 WALWORTH/GROSSBRITANNIEN - 1860 JERSEY/GROSSBRITANNIEN)
        Mar. 07, 2020

        CURTIS,SAMUEL (1779 WALWORTH/GROSSBRITANNIEN - 1860 JERSEY/GROSSBRITANNIEN)

        Est: -

        CURTIS, Samuel (1779 Walworth/Großbritannien - 1860 Jersey/Großbritannien) 3 Pflanzenstudien Kolorierter Kupferstich.England.1817/1818. Passepartoutausschnitt je ca. 20 x 12,5 cm.Gerahmt & hinter Glas: je 31 x 25 cm. 3 botanische Studien aus der Zeitschrift "Botanical Magazine", 1787 - 1845. Englischer Botaniker und Verleger. Literatur: Vgl. Curtis, William: The Botanical Magazine, 1787 - 1845.

        Auktionshaus Wendl
      • Curtis, Carnations (Proof)
        Sep. 29, 2018

        Curtis, Carnations (Proof)

        Est: $5,000 - $8,000

        CURTIS, Samuel (1779-1860). Carnations (Proof). Aquatint with partial hand-color and partial print color. From "The Beauties of Flora". London, 1806-1820. 18 3/4 x 15 inches sheet, 31 x 26 inches framed It is this group of plants that Samuel Curtis turned his attentions to in his The Beauties of Flora. This exceptionally rare book with only ten plates is perhaps one of the more little known of English flower books but is amongst the most splendid. The illustrations were mostly painting by the talented Clara Maria Pope who managed to convey a sense of drama in her skillfully arranged compositions. Samuel Curtis was a well-respected nurseryman and head of the famous Walworth Nursery in south London. He made several publishing ventures but The Beauties of Flora is undoubtedly his finest work with illustrations that rival those of Dr. Robert Thornton’s Temple of Flora and George Brookshaw’s Pomona Britannica.

        Arader Galleries
      • Curtis, Pinks (Proof)
        Sep. 29, 2018

        Curtis, Pinks (Proof)

        Est: $5,000 - $8,000

        CURTIS, Samuel (1779-1860). Pinks (Proof). Aquatint with partial hand-color and partial print color. From "The Beauties of Flora". London, 1806-1820. 18 3/4 x 15 inches sheet, 31 x 26 inches framed It is this group of plants that Samuel Curtis turned his attentions to in his The Beauties of Flora. This exceptionally rare book with only ten plates is perhaps one of the more little known of English flower books but is amongst the most splendid. The illustrations were mostly painting by the talented Clara Maria Pope who managed to convey a sense of drama in her skillfully arranged compositions. Samuel Curtis was a well-respected nurseryman and head of the famous Walworth Nursery in south London. He made several publishing ventures but The Beauties of Flora is undoubtedly his finest work with illustrations that rival those of Dr. Robert Thornton’s Temple of Flora and George Brookshaw’s Pomona Britannica.

        Arader Galleries
      • Samuel and William Curtis, publishers [FLOWER STUDIES] Four hand-colored engravings
        Jul. 26, 2017

        Samuel and William Curtis, publishers [FLOWER STUDIES] Four hand-colored engravings

        Est: $100 - $200

        Samuel and William Curtis, publishers [FLOWER STUDIES] Four hand-colored engravings, 1825. Sight of each sheet 8 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches. C Property from the Collection of Anne Eisenhower

        Doyle New York
      • Samuel Curtis (Publisher) (1779-1860)
        Feb. 20, 2013

        Samuel Curtis (Publisher) (1779-1860)

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        Ranunculus, from 'The Beauties of Flora' Aquatint with stipple engraving, 1820, printed in colours, with hand colouring, on wove, published by S.Curtis, London, 460 x 363mm (18 1/8 x 14 1/4in)(PL)

        Bonhams
      • Samuel Curtis THREE AURICULAS Color photoreproduction
        Aug. 19, 2009

        Samuel Curtis THREE AURICULAS Color photoreproduction

        Est: $50 - $75

        Samuel Curtis THREE AURICULAS Color photoreproduction, from The Beauties of Flora. Sight of sheet 16 x 11 1/2 inches

        Doyle New York
      • CURTIS (SAMUEL) - CURTIS'S BOTANICAL MAGAZINE OR
        Sep. 26, 2008

        CURTIS (SAMUEL) - CURTIS'S BOTANICAL MAGAZINE OR

        Est: -

        CURTIS (SAMUEL) - CURTIS'S BOTANICAL MAGAZINE OR FLOWER GARDEN DISPLAYED IN WHICH THE MOST ORNAMENTAL FOREIGN PLANTS CULTIVATED IN THE OPEN GROUND THE GREEN-HOUSE AND THE STOVE ARE ACCURATELY REPRESENTED AND COLOURED... CONDUCTED BY SAMUEL CURTIS FLS THE DESCRIPTIONS BY SIR WILLIAM JACKSON HOOKER, vol XI of the New Series or Vol LXIV of the whole work [only], plates some folding, coloured in a contemporary hand, contemporary worn half calf, London: S Curtis, 1837 £80-120

        Mellors & Kirk
      • (BOTANICAL.) Curtis, Samuel. Curtis's Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed.
        Dec. 06, 2007

        (BOTANICAL.) Curtis, Samuel. Curtis's Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed.

        Est: $600 - $900

        (BOTANICAL.) Curtis, Samuel. Curtis's Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed. New Series Volume 1. 86 hand-colored engraved plates. 8vo, early 1/2 morocco, slight wear at extremities; plates bright and clean. London, 1827

        Swann Auction Galleries
      • CURTIS, Samuel (1779-1860). Monograph on the Genus Camellia ... the whole from original drawings by Clara Maria Pope . London: J[ohn]. and A[rthur]. Arch, '1819' [watermarks 1818-1820].
        Jun. 06, 2007

        CURTIS, Samuel (1779-1860). Monograph on the Genus Camellia ... the whole from original drawings by Clara Maria Pope . London: J[ohn]. and A[rthur]. Arch, '1819' [watermarks 1818-1820].

        Est: £50,000 - £70,000

        CURTIS, Samuel (1779-1860). Monograph on the Genus Camellia ... the whole from original drawings by Clara Maria Pope . London: J[ohn]. and A[rthur]. Arch, '1819' [watermarks 1818-1820]. Broadsheets (702 x 580mm). Mounted on cloth guards throughout. Engraved title and engraved dedication to Georgiana, Duchess of Newcastle, by J. Girtin. 4 letterpress text leaves on the Camellia Japonica printed in double columns. 5 very finely grained hand-coloured aquatint plates by Weddell after Clara Maria Pope, finished with gum arabic. (Expert restoration to margins of each leaf, old dampstaining to upper outer corner of final plate, just affecting image area.) 20th-century green morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt along the length of the spine in the second to fourth compartments (light soiling and discolouration to spine). Provenance : Quentin Keynes (1921-2003). EXCEPTIONALLY RARE: 'ONE OF THE EARLIEST AND PROBABLY THE FINEST OF ALL THE GREAT CAMELLIA BOOKS' ( Great Flower Books ). Clara Maria Pope (c.1767-1838) -- one of the greatest botanical artists of her day -- came from an artistic background; her father was the amateur artist Jared Leigh (1724-1769), her first husband the artist Francis Wheatley (1747-1801), and her second husband the Irish actor and artist Alexander Pope (1763-1835). When her first husband's health began to fail, Clara supported her family by becoming a drawing teacher -- counting amongst her pupils Princess Sophia of Gloucester -- and working as an artist, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1796. Her early works were miniatures and rustic scenes, but her real reputation rests on her flower painting and botanical studies, work with which she almost solely occupied herself from 1816 until her death on Christmas Eve 1838. The author, Samuel Curtis, FLS, was a cousin of William Curtis (1746-1799), the celebrated English botanist and entomologist, and founder and editor of the Botanical Magazine (see the following lot). Samuel married Sarah Caustin (1779-1827), the daughter of his cousin William, in October 1801, and became the proprietor of the Botanical Magazine as a result, although he did not gain full control of publication until 1827. Pope also colloborated with Curtis on his only other published work The Beauties of Flora (1806-1820). Together, Curtis and Pope produced a truly remarkable work, as celebrated for the beauty of its engraved plates as it is for its rarity. It was issued with uncoloured plates at £3. 3s and with coloured plates at £6. 16s. 6d., but publication appears to have ceased prematurely, possibly due to the expense incurred by Curtis. THE WORK IS RARE AT AUCTION: ABPC only records the Fattorini copy (lacking title and text, the plates mounted) and one other copy at auction since 1975. Equally, Dunthorne's statement of the Monograph and The Beauties of Flora that, 'both of these grand and important works ... are so rare that they are known only to a fortunate few' (p. 40) is confirmed by Great Flower Books : ' Monograph on the Genus Camellia [is ...] as beautiful and rare as its companion' (p. 43). All eleven leaves are on paper watermarked J. Whatman and dated 1818-1820. The text consists of notes on the class and order of the Japan Rose (p. 1), descriptions of the specimens illustrated (pp. 2-7), 'propagation and culture' (pp. 6-7), and a list of 'all Camellias at present known' (p. 8), and is enlivened with Curtis's colourful remarks on a species which interested him deeply: 'Just as the dawn is the harbinger of morning, and the sun does not at once reach his meridian glory, so the Camellias advance upon us by degrees in beauty' (p. 3). Eleven varieties of Camellia Japonica or Japan Rose are depicted on the unnumbered plates: [plate 1] Single White; Single Red Camellia; Sasanqua Camellia [plate 2] Double White Camellia; Double Striped Camellia [plate 3] Pompone or Kew Blush Camellia; Double Red Camellia [plate 4] Anemome flower'd or Waratah Camellia; Rose coloured or Middlemists Camellia [plate 5] Buff or Humes Blush Camellia; Myrtle leaved Camellia BM(NH) I, p.406; Dunthorne 85; Great Flower Books p.88; Lowndes p. 572; Nissen BBI 437; Stafleu and Cowan 1283; cf. Printmaking in the Service of Botany (Pittsburgh: 1986), 34 (plate 4 only).

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      • Samuel Curtis - Clerodendrum Tomentosum (Downy Clerodendrum); Beaufortia Decussata (Splendid Beaufortia); Metrosideros Saligna ( Will...
        Apr. 03, 2005

        Samuel Curtis - Clerodendrum Tomentosum (Downy Clerodendrum); Beaufortia Decussata (Splendid Beaufortia); Metrosideros Saligna ( Will...

        Est: $150 - $200

        Samuel Curtis - Clerodendrum Tomentosum (Downy Clerodendrum); Beaufortia Decussata (Splendid Beaufortia); Metrosideros Saligna ( Will...

        Lawsons
      • CURTIS, William (1746-1799) - Samuel CURTIS (1779-1860) and Sir William Jackson HOOKER
        Apr. 07, 2004

        CURTIS, William (1746-1799) - Samuel CURTIS (1779-1860) and Sir William Jackson HOOKER

        Est: £700 - £1,000

        CURTIS, William (1746-1799) - Samuel CURTIS (1779-1860) and Sir William Jackson HOOKER (1785-1865), editors. Curtis's Botanical Magazine; or Flower Garden Displayed. London: Edward Couchman for Samuel Curtis, Sherwood & Co. and others, 1827. New series, vol.I only (vol.54 of the whole work), 4° (307 x 240mm). Uncut. Engraved portrait of William Curtis, 85 hand-coloured engraved plates by Swan and ?others after Hooker, the Rev. L. Guilding, C.M. Curtis and others. (Light spotting or browning to title and first and last few leaves.) Original green cloth, paper label to spine, t.e.g. (label torn with some loss, extremities scuffed and lightly rubbed). Provenance: G.F. Tothall (inscription at front). A VERY RARE large paper issue from one of the oldest scientific periodicals. William Curtis had witnessed from personal experience that his clients refused to buy folio pictures of unassuming plants (vide, his Flora Londinensis) but he felt that they would subscribe to an octavo work which pictured the showy plants that filled their gardens, and from this premise was born the Botanical Magazine. The work was immediately successful, and the early volumes were quickly reissued. William Curtis edited the work until his death in 1799 (vols. 1-13), John Sims then took over 1801 until 1826. The present volume marks the start of the great third period when the work was published under the editorship of Sir William Hooker. This lasted from 1827 to 1864, when Sir William's son, Sir Joseph Hooker took over. The plates are undoubtedly seen at their best in the present large paper format, particularly the ten larger plates that were issued folded in the regular issue. It would appear that Hooker tried out the large paper copy for the first few issues of the third series, presumably for presentation. They are very rare and the bibliographies do not discuss this format. Cf. Blunt (1994), pp.211-217; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), pp. 156-7; cf. Nissen BBI 2350; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 1290. See also R. Desmond A celebration of flowers: two hundred years of Curtis's Botantical Magazine [London]: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1987.

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      • CURTIS, Samuel (1779-1860). Monograph on the Genus Camellia... the whole from original
        Apr. 07, 2004

        CURTIS, Samuel (1779-1860). Monograph on the Genus Camellia... the whole from original

        Est: £50,000 - £70,000

        CURTIS, Samuel (1779-1860). Monograph on the Genus Camellia... the whole from original drawings by Clara Maria Pope. London: J[ohn] & A[rthur] Arch, 1819 [watermarks 1818-1820]. Broadsheets (702 x 580mm; image area of plates: 572 x 465mm). Mounted on cloth guards throughout. Engraved title by J. Girtin, dedication to Georgiana, Duchess of Newcastle, engraved by Girtin, 4 letterpress text leaves on the Camellia Japonica, and 5 very fine-grained hand-coloured aquatint plates by Weddell after Clara Maria Pope. (Expert restoration to margins of each leaf, old dampstaining to upper outer corner of final plate, just affecting image area.) 20th-century green morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt along the length of the spine in the second to fourth compartments (light soiling and discolouration to spine). EXCEPTIONALLY RARE, THE FIRST AND FINEST MONOGRAPH ON THE SUBJECT AND WITHOUT DOUBT THE MOST DESIRABLE ITEM FOR ANY COLLECTOR OF CAMELLIA PLATES. Clara Maria Pope (d. 1838) is rightly considered one of the greatest botanical artists of her day. She had an artistic background - her father was the amateur artist Jared Leigh (1724-1769), her first husband was the artist Francis Wheatley (1747-1801), and her second husband was the Irish actor and artist Alexander Pope (1763-1835). She was a model for her first husband and from 1796 exhibited her own work at the Royal Academy. Her early works were miniatures and rustic scenes, but her real reputation rests on her flower painting and botanical studies, work with which she almost solely occupied herself from 1816 until her death on Christmas Eve 1838. Pope also colloborated with Curtis on his only other published work The Beauties of Flora (1806-1820): 'the only large plates, apart from Thornton's Temple of Flora depicting life sized flowers dramatically set in front of a landscape background' (Dunthorne). Samuel Curtis was a cousin of William Curtis (1746-1799), the celebrated English botanist and entomologist, and editor and owner of the Botanical Magazine from 1787 until his death. Samuel married Sarah Caustin (1779-1827), the daughter of his cousin William, in October 1801. He became the proprietor of the Botanical Magazine as a result of his marriage although he did not gain full control of publication until 1827. All eleven leaves are on paper dated 1818-20 J. Whatman. The text consists of notes on the class and order of the Japan Rose (p. 1), descriptions of the specimens illustrated (pp. 2-7), 'propagation and culture' (pp. 6-7), and a list of 'all Camellias at present known' (p. 8), and is enlivened with Curtis's colourful remarks on a species which interested him deeply: 'Just as the dawn is the harbinger of morning, and the sun does not at once reach his meridian glory, so the Camellias advance upon us by degrees in beauty' (p. 3). The work illustrates 10 varieties of Camillia Japonica or Japan Rose. The unnumbered plates are titled on the image area, as follows: [plate 1] Single White; Single Red Camellia; Sasanqua Camellia [plate 2] Double White Camellia; Double Striped Camellia [plate 3] Pompone or Kew Blush Camellia; Double Red Camellia [plate 4] Anemome flower'd or Waratah Camellia; Rose coloured or Middlemists Camellia [plate 5] Buff or Humes Blush Camellia; Myrtle leaved Camellia BM(NH) I,p.406; Dunthorne 85; Great Flower Books (1990) p.88; Nissen BBI 437; Stafleu & Cowan 1283.

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