Antique botanical print from series titled "Familiar Wild Flowers" published by Cassell and Company, Ltd between 1878-1884. Illustrated and described by Frederick Edward Hulme who was born March 1841 in Hanley, Staffordshire, England and moved to London in 1844. He began studying art at South Kensington in 1858. In 1870 he was hired as art and drawing master at Marlborough College. In 1886 he was made professor of geometrical drawing at King's College. In 1896 he was made professor of geometrical and freehand drawing, again at King's College. He published and illustrated several works before passing away April 1909 in Kew, England.
This particular print is of a flowering plant, Lonicera periclymenum. There are 3 species of Honey Suckle in Britain. The commonest of the 3, it flowers from June until the end of September. Its beauty, as it hangs in graceful festoons has made it at all times a favourite. The leaves always grow in pairs and the flowers in large bunches, varying very considerably in colour, some being almost white, others pink while others again are a deep warm tint of yellow.
Print measures 5" wide X 7 1/2" tall and is in excellent condition for the age. Four descriptive text pages containing two charming black and white drawings are included with the purchase of this fine print.