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 two flowering plants, Caltha palustris and Bellis perennis. The Marsh Marigold is one of the more conspicuous spring flowers with its masses of deep yellow flowers. It is a perennial with stems about a foot in height. Closely allied to the various species of the buttercup, every part of the plant is strongly irritant in its nature. The Daisy, a universal favourite has been described as "the poet's darling". It is a perennial and is seen in greatest profusion in the early summer when the meadows are often a sheet of white from the countless blossoms.
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.