Fern Prints - Walter Hood Fitch (1861)
Fern Prints by Walter Hood Fitch
(England, 1861)
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Background:

These hand-colored prints are from a mid-1800s series on British Ferns giving "pictorial, as well as descriptive representations of our native species".   They are based on illustrations by the Scottish-born botanical artist Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892).

During Fitch's lifetime he executed over 10,000 drawings for various publications, including Curtis's Botanical Magazine.   Such was his skill that he could draw directly onto the lithographic stone to save time.  Upon his death the obituary in Nature stated "...his reputation was so high and so world-wide that it is unnecessary to say much on this point".

Regarding this series, it is noted in the Introduction "The Ferns are general favourites with the lovers of Nature and of the horticulturist, in consequence of the extreme beauty and gracefulness of their forms".

 

Price per print: Print Only:  $65
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $110
Dimensions: Print Only:  6 x 9-1/2 inches
Matted:  12 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored lithograph (over 150 years old)
Year: 1861
Other details: Includes original page of accompanying text

Click on any image to see an enlargement of the print


Fern Print - Polypody (No. 11650003)
Plate 3
Pale Mountain Polypody
(Polypodium)
Fern Print - Polypody (No. 11650005)
Plate 5
Rigid Three-branched Polypody
(Polypodium)
SOLD
Fern Print - Polypody (No. 11650006)
Plate 6
Alpine Polypody
(Polypodium)
SOLD
Fern Print - Shield Fern (No. 11650011)
Plate 11
Prickly Shield Fern
(Aspidium)
SOLD

Fern Print - Shield Fern (No. 11650012)
Plate 12
Prickly Shield Fern
(Aspidium)
SOLD
Fern Print - Buckler Fern (No. 11650016)
Plate 16
Rigid Buckler Fern
(Nephrodium)
Fern Print - Buckler Fern (No. 11650017)
Plate 17
Crested Buckler Fern
(Nephrodium)
SOLD
Fern Print - Buckler Fern (No. 11650021)
Plate 21
Prickly Buckler Fern
(Nephrodium)
SOLD

Fern Print - Buckler Fern (No. 11650022)
Plate 22
Distant-leaved Buckler Fern
(Nephrodium)
SOLD
Fern Print - Bladder Fern (No. 11650023)
Plate 23
Brittle Bladder Fern
(Cystopteris)
SOLD
Fern Print - Bladder Fern (No. 11650024)
Plate 24
Alpine Bladder Fern
(Cystopteris)
Fern Print - Bladder Fern (No. 11650025)
Plate 25
Mountain Bladder Fern
(Cystopteris)
SOLD

Fern Print - Spleenwort (No. 11650029)
Plate 29
Maidenhair Spleenwort
(Asplenium)
SOLD
Fern Print - Spleenwort (No. 11650030)
Plate 30
Green Spleenwort
(Asplenium)
Fern Print - Spleenwort (No. 11650032)
Plate 32
Lanceolate Spleenwort
(Asplenium)
Fern Print - Spleenwort (No. 11650033)
Plate 33
Black Spleenwort
(Asplenium)
SOLD

Fern Print - Hart's Tongue (No. 11650037)
Plate 37
Common Hart's Tongue
(Scolopendrium)
Fern Print - Brake Fern (No. 11650038)
Plate 38
Common Brake
(Pteris)
SOLD
Fern Print - Hard Fern (No. 11650040)
Plate 40
Northern Hard Fern
(Blechnum)
Fern Print - Maidenhair Fern (No. 11650041)
Plate 41
Maidenhair Fern
(Adiantum)
SOLD

Fern Print - Bristle Fern (No. 11650042)
Plate 42
Rooting Bristle Fern
(Trichomanes)
Fern Print - Flowering Fern (No. 11650045)
Plate 45
Flowering Fern
(Osmunda)
Fern Print - Horse-tail Fern (No. 11650058)
Plate 58
Great Water Horse-tail
(Equisetum)
Fern Print - Horsetail Fern (No. 11650061)
Plate 61
Branched Wood Horse-tail
(Equisetum)