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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1899,0619.13

  • Description

    Frontispiece to Miller's 'Catalogus plantarum ...', (London, 1730); a gardener doffing his cap and gesturing to left towards an arch in the hedge, showing a lady and gentleman around a garden, while the man gestures to right towards a box-hedge arcade walk on the other side, potted plants on plinths at the entrance to the walk down the centre, leading through an iron gate to a building in the distance; framed by trees, fruit, flowers and watering-can, within a rectangular frame of box-hedge. 1729
    Etching and engraving, previously folded in half vertically

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1729
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 350 millimetres (total image)
    • Width: 242 millimetres (total image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with a quotation from Vergil: 'Exiguus spatio, variis sed fertilis herbis.' and 'Engrav'd by Henry Fletcher London 1729.'
  • Curator's comments

    Frontispiece for Miller's 'Catalogus Plantarum' (London 1730), for which Fletcher engraved fifteen plates.

  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Catalogus Plantarum (?)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1899

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1899,0619.13

A gardener doffing his cap and gesturing to left towards an arch in the hedge, showing a lady and gentleman around a garden, while the man gestures to right towards a box-hedge arcade walk on the other side, potted plants on plinths at the entrance to the walk down the centre, leading through an iron gate to a building in the distance; framed by trees, fruit, flowers and watering-can, within a rectangular frame of box-hedge.  1729  Etching and engraving, previously folded in half vertically

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A gardener doffing his cap and gesturing to left towards an arch in the hedge, showing a lady and gentleman around a garden, while the man gestures to right towards a box-hedge arcade walk on the other side, potted plants on plinths at the entrance to the walk down the centre, leading through an iron gate to a building in the distance; framed by trees, fruit, flowers and watering-can, within a rectangular frame of box-hedge. 1729 Etching and engraving, previously folded in half vertically

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