sales@mediastorehouse.co.uk
Image Licensing since 2004
 
Home > Botanical Art

Botanical Art Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 1420 images in our Botanical Art collection.


Featured Botanical Art Image

658. Distant View of Mount Fujiyama, Japan, and Wistaria

This beautiful, hardy, climbing shrub Wistaria chinensis, DC., is a native of China and Japan, and was introduced into this country about the year 1816. The original plant was nearly killed through being kept in a hot-house

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Blue, China, Flower, Japan, Landscape, Leaves, Marianne North, Mount Fujiyama, Painting, V Iew, Wistaria

Featured Botanical Art Image

Erythrina indica, Willd

Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In his 'Flora Indica', Roxburgh describes this species as an armed tree, common over India and 'the Islands'. It flowers in March and April, and ripens its seed in June and July. Roxburgh also mentions that the Malays usually employed this tree to support the black pepper vine, and in this case they call it 'Chinkereen.' The drawing has been inscribed by Roxburgh in pencil 'This side....['], the racemes being always horizontal', possibly referring to which way up the drawing should be viewed

© RBG KEW

Featured Botanical Art Image

Nelumbium speciosum, Willd. (Lotus)

Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. In his 'Flora Indica', Roxburgh tells of his familiarity with two 'sorts' of this plant from the coast of Coromandel, one with rose-coloured flowers, the other with white ones, and with a third variety brought from China, with smaller rosy flowers. He describes how they grow in 'such sweet water lakes' and how, on the coast they flower all year. In Bengal they flower during the hot season, April, May and June. Roxburgh writes also about the radical joints which, in old plant, are swelled into tubulosities of various size, '...from them issue many fungous fibres, and from the upper part and the interior part of these tubulosities issue one, two, or more leaves and flowers...'. Roxburgh then reports that the tender shoots of the roots are eaten by the natives, boiled or in their curries. The seeds are eaten raw, roasted and boiled. The natives also use the leaves as plates from where to eat. This beautiful plant, known with their Sanscrit name Padma, is considered holy and often used in religious ceremonies. The specimen here figured is the pink variety

© RBG KEW