Temple of Flora
Dr Robert John Thornton
A complete set includes
Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton
- 1 title page
- 1 content page
- 30 prints after the hand-colored originals
- 1 handcrafted Solander Box embossed with gold lettering
- A certificate of authenticity
Facsimile from the original edition
The Temple of Flora is the third part of Thornton’s New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus. His intention was that this would comprise ‘picturesque botanical plates’ depicting the sexual system of classification.
Our collection contains 30 color plates from the Temple of Flora.
These facsimile giclee prints are created directly from a well-preserved original edition, owned by the Teylers Museum, the oldest museum of the Netherlands.
Features and details
Publication: Temple of Flora
Author: Dr Robert John Thornton
Artists: Peter Henderson, Philip Reinagle, Abraham Pether and Sydenham Edwards
Bublished: London 1799-1807
Size of the prints: 21.7 x 17.7 inches (55×45 cm)
About the original: Facsimile giclee taken from the original edition in Teylers Museum Haarlem, the oldest museum of the Netherlands.
Casing: The complete set will be cased in an elegant handcrafted Solander Box covered in special linen embossed with golden lettering.
Durability: To ensure the durability, the giclée’s are printed on acid-free white etching paper (270 g/m2) with archival ink.
Quality: These prints were photographed using the latest technology, with a color-checker color matched to the original illustration and then reproduced at the original plate size. Printed in the highest possible resolution, the colors of these prints are indistinguishable from the originals when glazed and framed.
Limited Edition: The edition will be limited to 50 sets, numbered 1/50 to 50/50, signed and stamped with a blind embossing.
Certificate of Authenticity: Included
Shipping and delivery: Read more about shipping and delivery in our FAQ .
We know how special it is to own a piece from your favorite artist; a piece that will be a real talking point in your home.
That is why each edition is limited to just 50 prints. These are numbered from 1/50 to 50/50 and are signed and stamped with a blind embossing.
So when you choose prints from Heritage Prints, you know your artwork has been printed with great care and in limited numbers, making it a print only a select few will own.
When you invest in our prints or collections, you will receive a certificate of authenticity.
This provides a lasting record of your artwork and gives you valuable certification if you ever wish to sell or bestow your collection in the future.
When investing in a complete set, our Solander box is the perfect place to store your collection.
The box is covered with library buckram cloth and is fitted with a card holder to the spine with attaché fasteners.
This elegant, high-quality box is designed especially for keeping your prints safe and in perfect condition – yet you can still easily look at them whenever you wish.
If you are interested in owning a complete set of
Thornton's Temple of Flora, please feel free to contact us.
Thornton 000 Overview$ 0.00
Thornton 014 Cupid Inspiring the Plants with Love$ 195.00
Thornton 024 The Snowdrop$ 195.00
Thornton 026 The Persian Cyclamen$ 195.00
Thornton 028 Hyacinth$ 195.00
Thornton 032 Roses$ 195.00
Thornton 037 A Group of Carnations$ 195.00
Thornton 039 A Group of Auriculas$ 195.00
Thornton 041 Tulips$ 195.00
Thornton 047 The Queen$ 195.00
Thornton 051 The American Aloe$ 195.00
Thornton 055 The Nodding Renealmia$ 195.00
Thornton 057 The Night Blowing Cereus$ 195.00
Thornton 061 The Oblique Leaved Begonia$ 195.00
Thornton 065 Large Flowering Sensitive Plant$ 195.00
Thornton 069 The Blue Passion Flower$ 195.00