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

Original hand-coloured lithographic plates over 160 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 1
1. Traveler's Joy  2. Meadow Rue (the lesser)  3. Pheasant's Eye
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 2
1. The Wood Anemone  2. The Buttercup  3. Water Crow-foot
$75
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 3
1. The Globe Flower  2. Marsh Marigold  3. The Stinking Hellebore
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 4
1. The Berberry, in flower  2. The Berberry, in fruit  3. Barren-wort
$75
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 5
1. The White Water Lily  2. Common Yellow Water Lily  3. Small Yellow Water Lily
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 6
1. White or Opium Poppy  2. Corn Poppy  3. Long Prickly-headed Poppy  4. Naked-stalked Yellow Poppy
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 7
1. Yellow Horned-Poppy  2. Scarlet Horned-Poppy  3. Welsh Poppy  4. Violet Horned-Poppy  5. Common Celandine
$125
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 8
1. Solid Bulbous Corydalis  2. Yellow Corydalis  3. White Climbing Corydalis  4. Common Fumitory  5. Ramping Fumitory
$75
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 9
1. Coral-root  2. Common Lady's Smock  3. Bitter Cress  4. Common Rock Cress  5. Great Sea Stock
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 10
1. Yellow Whitlow Grass  2. Sea Rocket  3. Mithridate Mustard  4. Common Scurvy Grass
$65
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 11
1. Jack by the Hedge, or Sauce alone  2. Hedge Mustard  3. Woad
$50
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 12
1. Wild Cabbage  2. White Mustard  3. Sea Kale
$60
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 13
1. Sweet Violet  2. Dog Violet  3. Wild Heart's-ease  4. Yellow Heart's-ease
$125
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 14
1. Common Cistus  2. Common White Cistus  3. Sea Heath  4. Great Sun-dew  5. Milk-wort
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 15
1. Common Mallow  2. Musk Mallow  3. Hispid Marsh Mallow  4. Tree Mallow
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
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
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 17
1. Soapwort  2. Wild Carnation  3. Bladder Campion  4. Sea Campion  5. Berry-bearing Campion  6. Variegated Catchfly
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 18
1. Field Chickweed  2. Corn Cockle  3. Great Stitchwort  4. Ragged Robin  5. German Catchfly
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 19
1. Common Flax  2. Perennial Flax  3. Narrow-leaved Flax  4. Purging Flax  5. Wood Sorrel  6. Yellow Wood Sorrel
$95
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 20
1. Blood-red Crane's Bill  2. Meadow Crane's Bill  3. Dusky Crane's Bill  4. Mountain Crane's Bill  5. Dove's-foot Crane's Bill  6. Herb Robert
$95
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 21
1. Common Navelwort  2. Yellow Navelwort  3. The Touch-me-not
$75
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 22
1. The Orpine  2. Common House Leek  3. White Stonecrop  4. Welsh Rock Stonecrop
$70
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 23
1. The Hairy London Pride  2. The Cream Colored London Pride  3. The Broad-petaled Saxifrage  4. Purple Mountain Saxifrage
$70
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 24
1. White Meadow Saxifrage  2. Yellow Marsh Saxifrage  3. Yellow Mountain Saxifrage  4. Grass of Panassus  5. Willow Herb, or Common Purple Loosestrife
$70
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 25
1. Common Holly  2. Common Spindle Tree 3. The Bladder Nut
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 26
1. Common Furze, Whim or Gourse  2. Dwarf Furze  3. Dyer's Green-weed, or Woad-waxen 4. Petty Whim  5. Common Broom  6. Thorny Rest-Harrow
$75
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 27
1. Common Kidney Vetch, or Lady's Finger  2. Purple Mountain Milk Vetch  3. Yellow Oxytropix
$75
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
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
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 29
1. Sea-side Pea  2. Wood Vetch  3. Broad-leaved Everlasting Pea  4. Hairy Vetchling  5. Common Saintfoin
$85
British Wild Flowers by Mrs. Loudon
PLATE 30
1. Willow-leaved Spiroea 2. Common Dropwort 3. Meadow Sweet, or Queen of the Meadows
$65
   
See also Jane Loudon's The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals
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