Imperial Botany. – or a Peep at Josephine’s collection of English Exoticks
London, M. Jones March 1st. 1814, The Scourge
Original hand colouring
191 x 518 mm
Traces of old folds as issued
A sunflower labelled "Royal sunflower" contains the face of the Prince Regent. R.B. Sheridan is a bunch of grapes. On the right are three pots: a large "Wellington laurel" grows from a wreath on the profile head of Wellington. By it is a mushroom labelled "C-k-r" (Croker), and an oak stump on which is an acorn with the face of Whitbread. Other plants are labelled "Laureat bay" (Robert Southey) and "Chaste flower"