Edwards, Sydenham (1769-1819) The New Botanic Garden
Sydenham Edwards was the son of a Welch schoolmaster who caught the attention of William Curtis. He later came to London to train with Curtis, and for 27 years, most of the drawings in Curtis’ “Botanical Magazine” were by Edwards. In 1815, Edwards severed his connection with Curtis after a disagreement and started the rival publication “Botanical Register”. These beautifully executed hand colored plates are from the “The New Botanic Garden”, published in 1812.
Prints from this publication are quite rare and feature very nice original hand coloring.