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, Lotus corniculatus. The Birds-Foot Trefoil is ordinarily met with in flower by the middle of May, and may be found until the beginning of October. A perennial of about a foot high, with flower stalks of considerable length that bear at their extremity a cluster of bright yellow flowers. Amongst the many species of the trefoils which adorn our meadows and hedgerows there are few, if any, more strikingly beautiful.
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.