WITHERS, Augusta Innes. 18678

£65

Description

Autograph Letter Signed ‘Mrs. Withers’, to Henry Mogford, submitting to the forthcoming exhibition her drawing “A Robins Retreat, price £13 including frame”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches, in good condition, laid down on part album page. 23 Paulton Square, King’s Road, Chelsea, 19 May 1856. Augusta Innes Withers (née Baker) (1792-1877), natural history illustrator, known for her illustrations for John Lindley’s Pomological Magazine and her collaboration with Sarah Drake on the monumental Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala by James Bateman. She was appointed “Flower Painter in Ordinary” to Queen Adelaide and later to Queen Victoria. She also produced illustrations for Benjamin Maund’s “Botanist”, the ”Transactions of the Horticultural” Society, the ”Illustrated Bouquet” (1857-1863) and Curtis’s Botanical Magazine.