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British Wild Flowers
—1846 and 1849—
by Mrs. Jane Wells Loudon

Original hand-coloured lithographic plates over 170 years old!
Sheet size: approximately 9.125 x 11.675 inches (about 23 x 30 cm)


Miss Jane Wells Loudon
(1807-1858)

Illustrated floral publications for gardeners were extremely popular in the 19th century. Some specialized in flower gardens maintained by ladies. The most popular of these was created by Jane Wells Loudon who published the Ladies Flower Garden beginning in 1842 with 48 hand-coloured lithographs covering ornamental annuals. She later added 5 publications covering other flowers grown in ladies' flower gardens.

Mrs. Loudon's love of flowers is apparent in this statement from her introduction to the first publication:

"The love of flowers is calculated to improve our best feelings, and subdue our bad ones; and we can hardly contemplate the beauty and richness of a flower-garden without feeling our hearts dilate with gratitude to that Almighty Being who has made all these lovely blossoms, and given them to us for our use."

The popularity of these florals remains one and a half centuries later, and Mrs. Loudon's florals are still highly sought after by collectors and decorators. We now are pleased to present the same to supplement our already outstanding collection of floral prints.

See also our Miss Jane Loudon hand-coloured lithographs from
The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals (1844)

British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 31
1. Sloe, or Blackthorn  2. Wild Cherry  3. Bird Cherry
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 32
1. Dew-Berry  2. Common Bramble, or Blackberry  3. Arctic, or Dwarf Crimson Bramble  4. Cloud-Berry
$125
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 33
1. Wood Strawberry  2. Shrubby Cinquefoil  3. Wild Tansey  4. Common Creeping Cinquefoil  5. Marsh Cinquefoil, or Purple Marshlocks  6. Trailing Tormentil  7. Water Avens  8. Mountain Avens
$125
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 34
1. Burnet Rose  2. Sweet Briar, or Eglantine  3. Common Dog Rose  4. Ayrshire Rose
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 35
1. Common Hawthorn, or Whitethorn 2. Common Cotoneaster 3. Crab, or Wild Apple Tree 4. White Beam Tree 5. True Service Tree
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 36
1. Common Red Currant  2. Spike-flowered Red, or Tree, Currant  3. Black Currant  4. Common Gooseberry
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 37
1. Persian or French Willow Herb  2. Codlins and Cream  3. Broad Smooth-leaved Willow Herb  4. Alpine Willow Herb  5. Common Evening Primrose
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 38
1. Wild Carrot  2. Great Bur Parsley  3. Small Hartwort  4. Sea Hog's Fennel, or Sea Sulphurwort  5. Sea Samphire  6. Spiguel, Meu, or Bald Money  7. Common Hare's-ear, or Thorow-wax
$75
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 39
1. Mug Weed  2. White Water Bed-straw 3. Yellow Bed-Straw  4. Hedge Bed-straw, or Whip-tongue  5. Squinancy wort  6. Wild Nodder
$75
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 40
1. Pale Perfoliate Honeysuckle 2. Common Honeysuckle  3. Fly Honeysuckle 4. The Linnaea
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 41
1. Billberry  2. Cranberry  3. Round-headed Rampion  4. Spreading Bell-flower  5. Common Sheep's-bit or Sheep's Scabious  6. Water Lobelia  7. Fuller's Teasel  8. Devil's-bit Scabious
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 42
1. Marsh Ragwort  2. Great White Ox-eye, or Mount Daisy  3. Ox-eye Chamomile  4. Common Yarrow, or Milfoil  5. Black Knapweed  6. Musk Thistle  7. Orange Hawkweed  8. Yellow Goat's-beard  9. Wild Succory
$95
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 43
1. Lungwort  2. Gromwell  3. Tuberous-rooted Comfrey  4. Borage  5. Small Bugloss  6. Evergreen Alkanet  7. Red Hound's-tongue  8. Greek Valerian
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 44
1. Procumbent Azalea  2. Marsh Andromeda  3. Ling, or Heather  4. Irish Menziesia  5. Cross-leaved Heath  6. Cornish Heath  7. Red bear-berry  8. Round-leaved Winter-green  9. Yellow Bird's-nest
$65
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 45
1. Lesser Periwinkle  2. Common Buck Bean  3. Fringed Buck Bean  4. Woody Nightshade
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 46
1. Common Primrose  2. Oxlip  3. Cowslip  4. Scottish Primrose  5. Wood Loosestrife, or Yellow Pimpernel  6. Scarlet Pimpernel  7. Large-flowered Butterwort  8. Bladderwort, or Common Hooded Milfoil
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 47
1. Spiked Speedwell  2. Flesh-coloured Shrubby Speedwell  3. Germander Speedwell  4. Large Bushy Yellow Rattle  5. Pasture Lousewort, or Dwarf Red Rattle  6. Alpine Bartain  7. Eye-bright
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 48
1. Ivy-leaved Toad Flax  2. Round-leaved Fluellen  3. Creeping Pale-blue Toad Flax  4. Yellow Toad Flax  5. Great Snapdragon
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 49
1. Blue Broom Rape  2. Toothwort  3. Crested Cow-wheat  4. Purple Cow-wheat  5. Vervain
$75
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 50
1. Meadow Clary  2. Bergamot Mint  3. Wild Thyme  4. Bugle  5. Motherwort
$75
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 51
1. Bastard Balm  2. Bee Nettle  3. Hedge Woundwort  4. Spotted Dead Nettle  5. Ground Ivy
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 52
1. Mezereon, or Spurge-Olive  2. Curled Dock 3. Amphibious Persicaria   4. Spotted Persicaria   5. Snake-weed  6. Purple Spurge
$75
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 53
1. Lesser Water Plantain  2. Arrow-head  3. Water Soldier  4. The Frogbit  5. Floating Water Plantain
$75
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 54
1. Yellow Water Iris  2. Stalking Iris  3. The Saffron  4. The Yellow Crocus  5. The Early Crocus
$125
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 55
1. Marsh Hellebore  2. Purple Hellebore  3. Bird's Nest  4. Lady's Tresses
$95
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 56
1. Early Purple Orchis  2. Marsh Orchis  3. Monkey Orchis  4. Lizard Orchis
$95
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 57
1. Man Orchis  2. Bee Orchis  3. Spider Orchis  4. Fly Orchis  5. Lady's Slipper
$125
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 58
1. Meadow Saffron  2. White Meadow Saffron  3. Primrose Peerless  4. Daffodil  5. Snowdrop
$125
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 59
1. Wild Tulip  2. Fritillary  3. Star of Bethlehem  4. Ramsons, or Broad-leaved Garlic  5. Yellow Gagea
$105
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 60
1. Flowering Rush  2. Lily of the Valley  3. Solomon's Seal  4. Herb Paris  5. Butcher's Broom
$95
THE PLATES BELOW ARE FROM THE 1846 EDITION OF BRITISH WILD FLOWERS BY MRS. JANE WELLS LOUDON.
THE ONLY DIFFERENCE FROM THOSE ABOVE ARE THE LACK OF PLATE NUMBERS IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER.
(WE DO NOT HAVE THE TITLE PAGE FOR THIS VOLUME.)
[PLATE 3]
1. Globe flower 2. Marsh Marigold 3. Stinking Hellebore
$75
SHORT CLOSED TEAR AT TOP, EASILY COVERED WHEN MOUNTING/MATTING
The White Water Lily
[PLATE 5]
1. The White Water Lily 2. The Common Yellow Water Lily 3. The small Yellow Water Lily
$75
A FEW TINY, UNOBTRUSIVE FOX MARKS AND MINOR SMUDGES IN OUTER MARGINS
St. John's Wort
[PLATE 16]
1. Large Flowered St. John's Wort 2. St. Peter's Wort 3. Common St. John's Wort 4. Upright St. John's Wort 5. Marsh St. John's Wort
$75
A FEW TINY, UNOBTRUSIVE FOX MARKS
Wild Cabbage
[PLATE 12]
1. Wild Cabbage 2. White Mustard 3. Sea Kale
$50
MILD SMUDGING ALONG RIGHT EDGE
Honeysuckle
[PLATE 40]
1. Pale Perfoliate Honeysuckle 2. Common Honeysuckle 3. Fly Honeysuckle 4. The Linnaea
$75
MILD SMUDGING ALONG EDGES
Hedge Mustard
[PLATE 11]
1. Jack in the Hedge or Sauce alone 2. Hedge Mustard 3. Woad
$35
SOME FOXING
Wild Tulip
[PLATE 59]
1. The Wild Tulip 2. The Fritillary 3. The Star of Bethlehem 4. Ramson's, or Broad leaved Garlic 4. Yellow Gagea
$15
FOXING, ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR SMEAR ON TULIP
TREFOIL
[PLATE 28]
1. Common Yellow Meillot 2. Starry headed Trefoil 3. Common Bird's Foot Trefoil 4. Greater Bird's Foot Trefoil 5. Lucerne 6. The Heart Medick, or Clover
$25
NOTE: this print has been trimmed down to about 7x9 inches; also note the paper clip indentation and rust upper left edge
Meadow Clary
[PLATE 50]
1. Meadow Clary 2. Bergamot Mint 3. Wild Thyme 4. Bugle 5. Motherwort
$75
MILD TONING AROUND EDGES
CRANBERRY
[PLATE 41]
1. Billberry 2. Cranberry 3. Round-headed Rampion 4. Spreading Bell-flower 5. Common Sheep's-bit or Sheep's Scabious 6. Water Lobelia 7. Fuller's Teasel 8. Devil's-bit Scabious
$75
MILD TONING AROUND EDGES
wild cherry
[Plate 31]
1. Sloe, or Blackthorn 2. Wild Cherry 3. Bird Cherry
$85
MILD TONING AROUND EDGES; FOX MARK IN UPPER MARGIN OUTSIDE OF IMAGE AREA
rocket mustard
[Plate 10]
1. Yellow Whitlow Grass 2. Sea Rocket 3. Mithridate Mustard 4. Common Scurvy Grass
$65
MILD FOXING
Mug Weed
[PLATE 39]
1. Mug Weed 2. White Water Bed-straw 3. Yellow Bed-Straw 4. Hedge Bed-straw, or Whip-tongue 5. Squinancy wort 6. Wild Nodder
$65
MILD TONING AROUND EDGES
Common Holly
[Plate 35]
1. Common Holly 2. Common Spindle Tree 3. The Bladder Nut
$85
VERY MILD FOXING
Hairy London Pride
[Plate 33]
1. The Hairy London Pride 2. The Cream Colored London Pride 3. The Broad-petaled Saxifrage 4. Purple Mountain Saxifrage
$65
MILD TONING AROUND EDGES
Dropwort
[Plate 30]
1. Willow-leaved Spiroea 2. Common Dropwort 3. Meadow Sweet, or Queen of the Meadows
$65
MILD TONING AROUND EDGES
Snake weed
[PLATE 52]
1. Mezereon, or Spurge-Olive 2. Curled Dock 3. Amphibious Persicaria 4. Spotted Persicaria 5. Snake-weed 6. Purple Spurge
$65
MILD TONING AROUND EDGES
Azalea
[PLATE 44]
1. Procumbent Azalea 2. Marsh Andromeda 3. Ling, or Heather 4. Irish Menziesia 5. Cross-leaved Heath 6. Cornish Heath 7. Red bear-berry 8. Round-leaved Winter-green 9. Yellow Bird's-nest
$75
MILD TONING AROUND EDGES
Hawthorn
[PLATE 35]
1. Common Hawthorn, or Whitethorn 2. Common Cotoneaster 3. Crab, or Wild Apple Tree 4. White Beam Tree 5. True Service Tree
$95
MILD TONING AROUND EDGES
 
See also Jane Loudon's The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals
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