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Orchids Collection

A selection of beautiful orchid illustrations

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Background imageOrchids Collection: Cattleya trianae, 1882

Cattleya trianae, 1882
Lithograph on paper from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants, conducted by Robert Warner and Benjamin Samuel Williams, 1882

Background imageOrchids Collection: Calanthe versicolor, 1838

Calanthe versicolor, 1838
Watercolour on paper. Original drawing for plate XLII in John Lindleys Sertum orchidaceum: a wreath of the most beautiful orchidaceous flowers; selected by John Lindley, published in 1838

Background imageOrchids Collection: Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid), 1876

Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid), 1876
Watercolour illustration of Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid) by John Day, 12 June 1876. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 19, page 57

Background imageOrchids Collection: Angraecum sesquipedale, 1870

Angraecum sesquipedale, 1870
Angraecum sesquipedale by John Day, 30 November, 1870. Artwork from John Day's Scrapbook volume 16, page 39

Background imageOrchids Collection: Cattleya superba, 1838

Cattleya superba, 1838
Watercolour on paper. Original drawing for plate XXII in John Lindleys Sertum orchidaceum: a wreath of the most beautiful orchidaceous flowers; selected by John Lindley, published in 1838

Background imageOrchids Collection: Dracula chimaera (Vampire orchid), 1882-1897

Dracula chimaera (Vampire orchid), 1882-1897
Illustration of Dracula chimaera by John Nugent Fitch from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants, 1882- 1897; t. 203

Background imageOrchids Collection: Zygopetalum mackayi, 1882-1897

Zygopetalum mackayi, 1882-1897
Illustration of Zygopetalum mackayi from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants by Robert Warner and Benjamin Samuel Williams

Background imageOrchids Collection: Vanda falcata aka Neofinetta falcata (Wind orchid), 1819

Vanda falcata aka Neofinetta falcata (Wind orchid), 1819
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by John Curtis, 1819. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 46, plate 2097. Curtiss Botanical Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical

Background imageOrchids Collection: Vanda coerulea (Blue vanda), 1862

Vanda coerulea (Blue vanda), 1862
Illustration of Vanda coerulea by Walter Hood Fitch, 1862. Artwork from Select Orchidaceous Plants by Robert Warner, 1862; t. 18

Background imageOrchids Collection: Psychopsis kramerianum (Butterfly orchid), 1845-1883

Psychopsis kramerianum (Butterfly orchid), 1845-1883
Illustration of Psychopsis kramerianum (Butterfly orchid), 1845-1883. Artwork from Flore des Serres et des Jardin de l Europe by Louis Van Houtte, volume 19; p. 40-41

Background imageOrchids Collection: Phalaenopsis schilleriana, 1864

Phalaenopsis schilleriana, 1864
Watercolour illustration of Phalaenopsis schilleriana by John Day, 9 March 1864. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 7, page 58

Background imageOrchids Collection: Moth orchid (Phalaenopsis), 1847

Moth orchid (Phalaenopsis), 1847
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1847. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 73, plate 4297

Background imageOrchids Collection: Guarianthe skinneri (Guaria morada), 1846

Guarianthe skinneri (Guaria morada), 1846
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1846. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 72, plate 4270

Background imageOrchids Collection: Stanhopea tigrina, 1845

Stanhopea tigrina, 1845
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1845. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 71, plate 4197

Background imageOrchids Collection: Stenoglottis fimbriata, 1870

Stenoglottis fimbriata, 1870
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1870. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 96, plate 5872

Background imageOrchids Collection: Sobralia macrantha, 1845-1883

Sobralia macrantha, 1845-1883
Illustration of Sobralia macrantha, 1845-1883. Artwork from Flore des Serres et des Jardin de l Europe by Louis Van Houtte, volume 7; t. 669, p. 69

Background imageOrchids Collection: Sarcochilus hartmannii, 1888

Sarcochilus hartmannii, 1888
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1888. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 114, plate 7010

Background imageOrchids Collection: Rhynchostylis retusa (Foxtail orchid), 1885-1906

Rhynchostylis retusa (Foxtail orchid), 1885-1906
Illustration of Rhynchostylis retusa by Pieter de Pannemaeker. Artwork from Lindenia: Iconographie des Orchid├®es, 1885-1906; volume 15, plate 691

Background imageOrchids Collection: Rhynchostylis gigantea, 1888

Rhynchostylis gigantea, 1888
Illustration of Rhynchostylis gigantea by A.H. Loch, 1888. Artwork from Reichenbachia: Orchids Illustrated and Described by Frederick Sander and William Dallimore, volume 1, plate 22

Background imageOrchids Collection: Pterostylis curta (Blunt greenhood), 1831

Pterostylis curta (Blunt greenhood), 1831
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by William Jackson Hooker, 1831. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 58, plate 3086. Curtiss Botanical Magazine

Background imageOrchids Collection: Prosthechea cochleata (aka. Cockleshell orchid, black orchid, clamshell orchid, octopus orchid)

Prosthechea cochleata (aka. Cockleshell orchid, black orchid, clamshell orchid, octopus orchid), 1802-1816
Illustration of Prosthechea cochleata by Pierre Joseph Redout├®, 1802-1816. Artwork from Les Liliac├®es, volume 6, plate 346

Background imageOrchids Collection: Pleione formosana, 1917

Pleione formosana, 1917
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1817. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 143, plate 8729

Background imageOrchids Collection: Phragmipedium longifolium (South American slipper orchid), 1873

Phragmipedium longifolium (South American slipper orchid), 1873
Lithograph from from La Belgique Horticole: Annales de Botanique et D horticulture, 1873; volume 23, plate 4

Background imageOrchids Collection: Phalaenopsis schilleriana, 1862

Phalaenopsis schilleriana, 1862
Illustration of Phalaenopsis schilleriana by Walter Hood Fitch. Artwork from Select Orchidaceous Plants by Robert Warner, 1862; t.1

Background imageOrchids Collection: Paphiopedilum niveum (Asian slipper orchid), 1883

Paphiopedilum niveum (Asian slipper orchid), 1883
Watercolour illustration of Paphiopedilum niveum by John Day, 26 April 1883. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 35, page 5

Background imageOrchids Collection: Ophrys apifera (Bee orchid), 1886

Ophrys apifera (Bee orchid), 1886
Illustration of Ophrys apifera from Flora von Deutschland : Österreich und der Schweiz in Wort und Bild für Schule und Haus, 1886. Artwork from volume 1, plate 148

Background imageOrchids Collection: Ophrys apifera (Bee orchid), 1894

Ophrys apifera (Bee orchid), 1894
Illustration of Ophrys apifera from Die Orchidaceen : Deutschlands, Deutschlands-Oesterreichs und der Schweiz, 1894; t. 31

Background imageOrchids Collection: Oncidium alexandra (Princess Alexandras oncidium), 1882-1897

Oncidium alexandra (Princess Alexandras oncidium), 1882-1897
Lithograph on paper by John Nugent Fitch from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants

Background imageOrchids Collection: Miltoniopsis vexillaria (Colombian pink pansy orchid), 1874

Miltoniopsis vexillaria (Colombian pink pansy orchid), 1874
Illustration of Miltoniopsis vexillaria by Walter Hood Fitch from A Monograph of Odontoglossum by James Bateman, 1874; t. 29

Background imageOrchids Collection: Maxillaria tenuifolia, 1839

Maxillaria tenuifolia, 1839
Illustration by Sarah Anne Drake, 1839. Artwork from Edwardss Botanical Register, volume 25, plate 8

Background imageOrchids Collection: Masdevallia hybrids, 1882

Masdevallia hybrids, 1882
Lithograph by P Stroobant, 1882. Artwork from La Belgique horticole: annales de botanique et d horticulture, volume 32, plate 3

Background imageOrchids Collection: Ludisia discolor (Jewel orchid), 1819

Ludisia discolor (Jewel orchid), 1819
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper, 1819. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 46, plate 2055. Curtiss Botanical Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical featuring colour

Background imageOrchids Collection: Lycaste aromatica, 1827

Lycaste aromatica, 1827
Illustration of Lycaste aromatica by Robert Kaye Greville and engraved by Joseph Swan. Artwork from Exotic flora: containing figures and descriptions of new

Background imageOrchids Collection: Leptotes bicolor, 1840

Leptotes bicolor, 1840
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1840. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 66, plate 3734

Background imageOrchids Collection: Laelia anceps, 1882-1897

Laelia anceps, 1882-1897
Illustration of Laelia anceps by John Nugent Fitch from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants, 1882-1897; t. 44

Background imageOrchids Collection: Habenaria medusa, 1885-1906

Habenaria medusa, 1885-1906
Illustration of Habenaria medusa by C. De Bruyne from Lindenia: Iconographie des Orchid├®es, 1885-1906; vol 17, t. 783

Background imageOrchids Collection: Epipactis gigantea (Chatterbox orchid), 1899

Epipactis gigantea (Chatterbox orchid), 1899
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1899. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 125, plate 7690

Background imageOrchids Collection: Disa uniflora (Pride of Table Mountain), 1885-1906

Disa uniflora (Pride of Table Mountain), 1885-1906
Illustration of Disa uniflora by A Gossens pinx. from Lindenia: Iconographie des Orchid├®es, 1885-1906; vol 2, t. 308

Background imageOrchids Collection: Disa uniflora (Pride of Table Mountain), 1841

Disa uniflora (Pride of Table Mountain), 1841
Illustration of Disa Uniflora by Sarah Ann Drake, December 1841. Artwork from Sertum Orchidaceum: A Wreath of the Most Beautiful Orchidaceous Flowers, 1838 (1837-1842); t. 49

Background imageOrchids Collection: Dendrobium speciosum, 1861

Dendrobium speciosum, 1861
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1861. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 87, plate 5261

Background imageOrchids Collection: Dendrobium nobile (Noble orchid), 1837

Dendrobium nobile (Noble orchid), 1837
Illustration of Dendrobium nobile by Sarah Ann Drake, 1 September 1837. Artwork from Sertum Orchidaceum: A Wreath of the Most Beautiful Orchidaceous Flowers, 1838 (1837-1842); t. 3

Background imageOrchids Collection: Dendrobium bigibbum, 1877

Dendrobium bigibbum, 1877
Watercolour illustration of Dendrobium bigibbum by John Day, 18 September 1877. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, volume 22, page 59

Background imageOrchids Collection: Dendrobium kingianum, 1834-1849

Dendrobium kingianum, 1834-1849
Illustration of Dendrobium kingianum engraved by Samuel Holden from Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants by Joseph Paxton, vol 12, 1834-1849

Background imageOrchids Collection: Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid), 1849

Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid), 1849
Illustration of Cypripedium reginae (Showy orchid), 1849. Artwork from Flore des Serres et des Jardin de l Europe by Louis Van Houtte, volume 5; p. 430

Background imageOrchids Collection: Cyrtochilum macranthum, 1868

Cyrtochilum macranthum, 1868
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1868. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 94, plate 5743

Background imageOrchids Collection: Cyrtochilum flexuosum aka Oncidium flexuosum, golden rain (Dancing lady), 1821

Cyrtochilum flexuosum aka Oncidium flexuosum, golden rain (Dancing lady), 1821
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by John Curtis, 1821. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 48, plate 2203. Curtiss Botanical Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical

Background imageOrchids Collection: Cymbidium lowianum, 1882-1897

Cymbidium lowianum, 1882-1897
Illustration of Cymbidium lowianum from The Orchid Album, Comprising Coloured Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, and Beautiful Orchidaceous Plants by Robert Warner, 1882-1897; t. 471

Background imageOrchids Collection: Cuitlauzina pendula, 1878

Cuitlauzina pendula, 1878
Illustration of Cuitlauzina pendula by Walter Hood Fitch. Artwork from Select Orchidaceous Plants by Robert Warner, 1878; t. 28




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