Samuel Curtis (1779 – 1860) had a botanist’s knowledge and an artist’s eye. Curtis maintained famous gardens in England, first purchasing a garden in Walworth. He learned enough about horticulture to publish a stunning botanical book, which was illustrated by acclaimed artists Thomas Baxter and Clara Maria Pope. Curtis later bought a larger property in Glazenwood and filled it with magnificent flowering shrubs, including his prized magnolias and camellias. Inspired by Glazenwood, he published his most famous book, “The Monograph of the Genus Camilla,” also illustrated by Baxter and Pope. Eventually, Curtis bought an island garden in La Chaire and filled it with an unrivalled diversity of subtropical plants.
This art print displays sharp, vivid images with a high degree of color accuracy. A member of the versatile family of art prints, this high-quality reproduction represents the best of both worlds: quality and affordability. Art prints are created on paper similar to that of a postcard or greeting card using a digital or offset lithography press.