London: 1877. Walter Fitch Hood. unbound. Botanical print. Lithograph with hand color. Page measures 21 7/8" x 15" very good.
Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892) was born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved to London to work with W. J. Hooker, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where Fitch became the sole artist for all official and unofficial publications. This lithograph is one of a series produced for H. J. Elwes's "Monograth of the Genus Lilium." Binding stain along right edge, chipping to lower left corner and edges, tears to bottom edge. Minor stain to upper left corner. Please visit our gallery for more Fitch prints.