Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Birmingham, England, Pye was the founder of modern landscape engraving. He illustrated popular art annuals and produced plates for landscapes by artists such as J.M.W. Turner. He wrote Patronage of British Art (1845).
It is assumed he is the Pye who engraved some plates for M. Flinders, A Voyage to Terra Australis (1814).
Reference: H.Hewson Australia - 300 Years of Botanical Illustration (1999)
Source: extracted from: George, Alex (2011) A Banksia Album – two hundred years of botanical art, National Library of Australia, Canberra