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18th Century Collection (#2)

Background image18th Century Collection: Pholiota squarrosa, 1795-1815

Pholiota squarrosa, 1795-1815
Illustration of Pholiota squarrosa, commonly known as shaggy scalycap from Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms by James Sowerby, 1795-1815

Background image18th Century Collection: Myriostoma coliforme, 1795-1815

Myriostoma coliforme, 1795-1815
Illustration of Myriostoma coliforme, commonly known as salt-shaker earthstar or pepperpot from Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms by James Sowerby, 1795-1815

Background image18th Century Collection: Peziza vesiculosa, 1795-1815

Peziza vesiculosa, 1795-1815
Illustration of Peziza vesiculosa, commonly known as blistered cup from Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms by James Sowerby, 1795-1815

Background image18th Century Collection: Hydnoporia tabacina, 1795-1815

Hydnoporia tabacina, 1795-1815
Illustration of Hydnoporia tabacina, commonly known as reddish-brown crust from Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms by James Sowerby, 1795-1815

Background image18th Century Collection: Crucibulum laeve, 1795-1815

Crucibulum laeve, 1795-1815
Illustration of Crucibulum laeve, commonly known as white-egg birds nest from Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms by James Sowerby, 1795-1815

Background image18th Century Collection: Laccaria amethystina, 1795-1815

Laccaria amethystina, 1795-1815
Illustration of Laccaria amethystina, commonly known as amethyst deceiver from Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms by James Sowerby, 1795-1815

Background image18th Century Collection: Ferocactus hamatacanthus, 1852

Ferocactus hamatacanthus, 1852
Lithograph of Ferocactus hamatacanthus, commonly known as Mexican fruit cactus or Texas barrel cactus, by Walter Hood Fitch, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, 1852. Artwork from volume 78, plate 4632

Background image18th Century Collection: Coryphantha octacantha, 1848

Coryphantha octacantha, 1848
Lithograph of Coryphantha octacantha by Walter Hood Fitch from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, 1848. Artwork from volume 74, plate 4358

Background image18th Century Collection: Metroxylon sagu, 1750

Metroxylon sagu, 1750
Illustration of Metroxylon sagu, commonly know as sago palm, from Herbarium Amboinense by Georgius Everhardus Rumphius, 1750, vol 1, t. 17

Background image18th Century Collection: Narcissus bulbocodium, 1790

Narcissus bulbocodium, 1790
Illustration of Narcissus bulbocodium, commonly known as hoop petticoat daffodil. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by James Sowerby, 1790

Background image18th Century Collection: Erythronium dens-canis, 1787

Erythronium dens-canis, 1787
Illustration of Erythronium dens-canis, commonly known as dog s-tooth violet, trout lily or glacier lily. Hand-coloured engraving on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1787

Background image18th Century Collection: Eranthis hyemalis, 1787

Eranthis hyemalis, 1787
Illustration of Eranthis hyemalis, commonly known as winter aconite. Hand-coloured engraving on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1787. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 1, plate 3

Background image18th Century Collection: Corydalis solida, 1770

Corydalis solida, 1770
Illustration of Corydalis solida, commonly known as spring fumewort, spring corydalis or bird-in-a-bush, 1770. Artwork from Enumeratio Plantarum Florae Danicae by Georg Christian Oeder, volume 21

Background image18th Century Collection: Corydalis solida, 1793

Corydalis solida, 1793
Illustration of Corydalis solida, commonly known as spring fumewort, spring corydalis or bird-in-a-bush. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1893

Background image18th Century Collection: Oxalis versicolor, 1791

Oxalis versicolor, 1791
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1891. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 5, plate 155

Background image18th Century Collection: Amaryllis lutea, 1795

Amaryllis lutea, 1795
Current accepted plant name is Sternbergia lutea, commonly known as winter daffodil or fall daffodil. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by unknown artist, 1895

Background image18th Century Collection: Ornithogalum nutans, 1794

Ornithogalum nutans, 1794
Illustration of Ornithogalum nutans, commonly known as drooping star-of-Bethlehem. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by unknown artist, 1794

Background image18th Century Collection: The Mosque

The Mosque
Illustration from Sir William Chambers 1763 publication, Plans, elevations, sections, and perspective views of the gardens and buildings at Kew in Surry

Background image18th Century Collection: Strychnos potatorum, Willd. (Clearing nut)

Strychnos potatorum, Willd. (Clearing nut)
Watercolour on paper. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In Flora Indica, Roxburgh notes that this species is found exclusively in the...mountains

Background image18th Century Collection: Diospyros ebenum, K├Ân. (Ebony)

Diospyros ebenum, K├Ân. (Ebony)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background image18th Century Collection: Diospyros melanoxylon, Willd. (Ebony)

Diospyros melanoxylon, Willd. (Ebony)
Watercolour on paper. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1820). In Flora Indica, Roxburgh notes that the bark of this tree

Background image18th Century Collection: Cactus chinensis, R. (Opuntia ficus-indica), 1795-1804

Cactus chinensis, R. (Opuntia ficus-indica), 1795-1804
Watercolour on paper, 1795-1804. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In his Flora Indica, Roxburgh believed this plant to be a native of China

Background image18th Century Collection: Senna alata, R

Senna alata, R
Watercolour on paper. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In his Flora Indica, Roxburgh describes this species as a large shrub

Background image18th Century Collection: Quercus rubra (Q. borealis, American red oak)

Quercus rubra (Q. borealis, American red oak)
Watercolour and pencil on paper, no date (c.1800).Page from a volume of notes, drawings, plant specimens and proof prints prepared for the publication Histoire des chenes de l Amerique

Background image18th Century Collection: Quercus prinus

Quercus prinus
Watercolour on paper, no date (c.1800). Page from a volume of notes, drawings, plant specimens and proof prints prepared for the publication Histoire des ch├¬nes de l Am├®rique

Background image18th Century Collection: Buildings - Herbarium

Buildings - Herbarium
Interior of Herbarium wing C

Background image18th Century Collection: Tulips, 1799-1807

Tulips, 1799-1807
Colour mezzotint, finished by hand of Tulipa x gesneriana cultivars, commonly known as broken tulips. Artwork by Richard Earlom after Philip Reinagle, plate 25 from Robert Thorntons Temple of Flora

Background image18th Century Collection: Varieties of apples

Varieties of apples from Jean Herman Knoop, Pomologie, ou Description des meilleures sortes de pommes et de poires (1771)

Background image18th Century Collection: The Pagoda

The Pagoda

Background image18th Century Collection: The Pagoda

The Pagoda in snowy landscape

Background image18th Century Collection: Rosa chinensis

Rosa chinensis
Watercolour on paper. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. In his Flora Indica, Roxburgh reports that this species is a native of China

Background image18th Century Collection: Caesalpinia tortuosa, R

Caesalpinia tortuosa, R
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background image18th Century Collection: Interior of the Herbarium, RBG Kew

Interior of the Herbarium, RBG Kew, showing wing C




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