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Sydenham Teast Edwards

Sydenham Teast Edwards (1768 – 8 February 1819), was a natural history illustrator. Sydenham Edwards was born in 1768 at Brynbuga, also known as Usk, in Wales, the son of Lloyd Pittell Edwards, a schoolmaster and organist, and his wife, Mary Reese, who had been married on 26 September 1765 at Llantilio Crossenny Church and where Sydenham was christened in 1768. Mary Reese was a sister of the Rev. William Reece, the curate of Llantilio Crossenny who had married Ann Mackafee. Their son, Richard Reece was an eminent physician and wrote a number of works on medicine. Young Edwards had a precocious talent for draughtsmanship and when only 11 years old had copied plates from Flora Londinensis for his own enjoyment. A certain Mr. Denman, visited Abergavenny in 1779 and saw some of Edwards' work. Denman, being a friend of William Curtis, the publisher of botanical works, and founder of the Curtis's Botanical Magazine, spoke to Curtis about the boy. Curtis proceeded to have Edwards trained in both botany and botanical illustration.

 


 

0097

Lotus Odertus, 1809 Stich - Kupfer
No. 1233

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Sichtbarer Ausschnitt:12 x 20 cm Mit Rahmen: 25 x 36 cm

Preis: Fr. 60.-


Sydenham Teast Edwards