image lindley j_edwardss botanical register_v1_plate 29
Image number: RS.17649
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Prince Bisignani’s tree pink’

Date

1838

Creator

S Watts (fl. 1830s, British), Engraver

After

Sarah Anne Drake (1803-1857, British), Illustrator

Object type

Library reference

49461

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 247mm
width (print): 150 mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Botanical study of Dianthus rupicola, here referred to as Prince Bisignano’s tree pink Dianthus bisignani. The plant is native to areas of southern Europe and northern Africa. The plate shows flowers and leaves.

Plate 29 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘29’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub by J. Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly June 1. 1838. S. Watts sc.’

In the associated text, the author states that this is: ‘A beautiful half-hardy shrubby pink, communicated in September last, from the garden at Abbotsbury, by the Hon. W.F. Strangways, to whom I am indebted…This Dianthus is a native of the coasts of Calabria and Sicily.’

John Lindley (1799-1865) British botanist and horticulturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1828.

Sarah Anne Drake (1803-1857), British botanical artist, was a long-term associate of the Lindley family and a prolific illustrator for James Lindley.

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