Flowers. Album of photographs by H. Stevens, ca. 1882 (?).

  • Stevens, Henry, 1843-1925.
  • Pictures

About this work


Many of the photographs show flowers and/or ferns in Chinese or Japanese vases


[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1900?]

Physical description

1 album (24 photographs) : photoprints, carbon ; mounts 52 x 35.3 cm


Original flower studies by Henry Stevens Label on front cover: "Original flower studies by Henry Stevens"

References note

Graham Yearsley, 'Orchids by auction', Orchid review, vol. 113 (no. 1263), May-June 2005, pp. 165-167 (on Henry Stevens and his activities in respect of orchids)


Wellcome Collection 39385i

Creator/production credits

Henry Stevens is described in the Oxford dictionary of national biography as "a noted photographer, as well as the doyen of natural history auctioneers" in London in his day. His carbon prints of orchids are listed in the Oct. 7, 1882 issue of the Photographic journal. He received a medal from the Royal Photographic Society for one of his flower photographs in 1882, as well as at the 1882 Brussels International Photographic Exhibition. He was a member of the Royal Photographic Society from 1882 to 1897 (website of Vintage Works, Ltd., Chalfont, Pa., 2018)

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