Anne Pratt (1806-1893) was one of the best known English botanical illustrators of the Victorian age. Her mother, Sara Bundock, was of Huguenot descent. Anne Pratt wrote and illustrated more than 20 books. Her works were written in a popular style, and helped to popularise botany in her day.
She is best known for her collection of six volumes: The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain and Their Allies the Club Mosses, Pepperworts, and Horsetails, containing 1500 species, with 300 illustrations. This work had a remarkably long life as a reference work: the illustrations of ferns continued to be used into the second half of the twentieth century, appearing in the Observer’s Book of [British] Ferns .