Drawings taken from the influential and beautifully illustrated ‘A Curious Herbal’, held in the Chawton House library collection.
Elizabeth Blackwell Prints x 6
These prints are decorated with beautiful illustrations taken from Blackwell’s ‘Curious Herbal’, one of the treasures held in the Chawton House library collection.
When her husband’s attempt to set himself up as a printer failed, Elizabeth Blackwell determined to raise funds to release him from prison by drawing and engraving for a new herbal book, a huge undertaking that took several years. She taught herself engraving in order to do this, and hand-coloured each design. The results were initially issued in weekly instalments; the two completed volumes sold for the very considerable sum of £5.
The pack contains 6 x prints
Size: 7 inches x 5 inches