Te Papa - Sarah Featon - Pixie Cap Orchid - Print
ARTIST: Sarah Featon
TITLE: Native orchids (Pixie cap orchid, Acianthus sinclairii; spider orchid, Corybas macranthus; white fingers, Caladenia minor; Tutukiwi, greenhood orchid, Pterostylis banksii)
Watercolour. About 1885
NZ Botanical artist Sarah Featon (1848-1927) illustrated the “Art Album of New Zealand Flora” published in 1888, the plates illustrated by Featon and the text written by her husband Edward. Reputedly created to counter the belief among botanists that there were no flowers on New Zealand native plants this book was the first full colour book to be actually printed in New Zealand.
DIMENSIONS: 240 mm x 295 mm
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