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Camarotis purpurea, 1838

Camarotis purpurea, 1838

Watercolour on paper. Original drawing for plate XIX in John Lindleys Sertum orchidaceum: a wreath of the most beautiful orchidaceous flowers; selected by John Lindley, published in 1838. Monochromatic study in sepia, shows leaves, flowers and roots of plant, with flower details beneath... Read more

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Filename: ILL_Drake_Miss_051202pl_22.jpg

Size: 5170 x 8100 (11MB)

Date: 3rd December 2007

Credit: © The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Camarotis purpurea, 1838

Watercolour on paper. Original drawing for plate XIX in John Lindleys Sertum orchidaceum: a wreath of the most beautiful orchidaceous flowers; selected by John Lindley, published in 1838. Monochromatic study in sepia, shows leaves, flowers and roots of plant, with flower details beneath. Inscribed lower left corner, Rec d Sept.15, 1925. According to Lindley, This beautiful and graceful plant, a native of the forests of Sylhet, was originally obtained by Dr Wallich in April 1819, from Dr. Careys Garden at Serampore, when a drawing was made by the artists employed in the Botanic Garden, Calcutta, from which the principal part of the materials for the accompanying figure have been taken

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Media ID 654379

19th Century Botanical Art Orchid Orchidaceae

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