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Simply wonderful botanical prints--though I wish they weren't such an odd size (for framing). www.whatiseewheni...
Magnolias in the American South are scented and therefore meanings include splendid beauty and magnificence. In China, magnolia flowers are symbols of purity and nobility. In Japan, the magnolia is used as a medicinal and ornamental plant. Magnolias are associated with the life force and therefore can be sent on the occasion of birth.
Centauria (Bachelor's button) tab iv by Walter Hood Fitch (Glasgow, 1817–1892). Handcoloured engraving. Fitch produced some 10,000 drawings for various publications, including 2,700 illustrations for Curtis's Botanical Magazine