Though women often were not considered talented enough to be artists, Withers held her position in the face of such unfounded prejudices. Besides giving painting classes, she was active as a painter from before 1827 to 1865, exhibiting from 1829-46. She was "Flower Painter in Ordinary" to Queen Adelaide of England and even received public praise for her abilities from John Loudon in his Gardener's Magazine in 1831. She also produced illustrations for many other important scientists.
The condition of these prints is superb. Superbly handcoloured (the hand colouring is original to the time of issue) on wonderful white paper. There is no foxing on clean paper. The flawless white paper allows the brilliance of color and nuance of tonality to shine through. In some cases the plate marks are close to the leaves margin, or just trimmed out.
- Augusta Hanna Innes Withers (1792-1877)
- Title of artwork
- set -3- Original Engraving with Antique Hand Colouring Peach, Strawberry, etc-a78
- Engraving, Watercolour
- Plate dated, Plate signed
- In good condition
- Sold with frame
- Total dimensions
- 23×13×0 cm