W. Robinson Flora & Sylva Prints by HG Moon 1903

While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.

Nicotiana Sanderae MNL63 $65
Each print measures approximately 9 1/4 inches by 12 1/4 inches.

William Robinson was a horticultural pioneer to whom modern gardening style owes much. He was instrumental in breaking away from the intensely formalized tradition of stylized bedding to a more relaxed and natural use of perennials and the ďwild garden.Ē He is considered the father of modern English gardening.

As publisher of Flora and Sylva (1903-05), he found the perfect illustrator in Henry G Moon, whom he met when Moon responded to an advertisement Robinson had placed. Moon, a well-educated young man from a prosperous family, had been forced to go to work in a solicitorís office when his fatherís premature death left the family in impecunious circumstances. Robinson hired him to illustrate Flora and Sylva, where Moon developed the characteristic elegant style which showed each plant in its full beauty without the overblown rendering and artificial enhancement so typical of the Victorian era botanical illustration. Later, Moon married Frederick Sanderís daughter and went on to create his masterpiece in the orchid illustrations for the magnificent Sanderís Reichenbachia, some of which prints Panteek offers for sale at panteek.com/Reichenbachia.

The Flora and Sylva was a deluxe publication largely illustrated by Moon from plants in the collections of prominent botanical gardens, country houses and nurseries such as Kew Gardens, Sandersí Nursery, Gravetye and Worley Place. The highly decorative chromolithographed plates were produced by G. Severeyns and their successor J.L. Goffart. They are of the finest quality, in brilliant color on soft white, thick paper, each sheet measuring approximately 9 1/4 inches wide by 12 1/4 inches long.

It is a delight to have these superbly artistic prints by Moon from this rare work and they represent a great bargain relative to the much pricier Reichenbachia prints.

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