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Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Coffea arabica, 1789

Coffea arabica, 1789
Coffea arabica, commonly known as coffee by Icones Plantarum Medicinalium by Joseph Jacob Plenck, 1789, volume 2, 1789, plate 130

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Fallopia japonica - Japanese Knotweed

Fallopia japonica - Japanese Knotweed
Tab.6503. - Fallopia japonica as Polygonum cuspidatum the original illustration is by Anne Barnard, watercolour on paper, 1880; The plate, 6503, was published in Curtiss Botanical Magazine

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Stewartia malacodendron L

Stewartia malacodendron L
Illustration inscribed in large, painted letters, STEWARTIA, Stuartia malacodendron, Catesb. car.3. p.13. tab.13. ; signed and dated lower right corner

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Tulip Bissard Adelaar, 1740

Tulip Bissard Adelaar, 1740
Watercolour on paper of Tulip Bissard Adelaar dated 1740. Painting by Georg Dionysus Ehret (1708 - 1770). Part of the Arthur Church Collection

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Clitoria ternatea, L

Clitoria ternatea, L
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1542, 1st April 1813. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Ficus religiosa Willd. (Peepul, pipal, pipul or bo-tree)

Ficus religiosa Willd. (Peepul, pipal, pipul or bo-tree)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Cinera cum flore, 1613

Cinera cum flore, 1613
Illustration of Cinera cum flore, Cynara species, from Hortus Eystettensis, by Basilius Besler, 1613, volume 2

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Fructus artischochi, 1613

Fructus artischochi, 1613
Illustration of Fructus artischochi, currently accepted as Cynara cardunculus, commonly known as artichoke. Artwork from Hortus Eystettensis by Basilius Besler, 1613, volume 2

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Corypha taliera, c 1795 - 1804

Corypha taliera, c 1795 - 1804
Illustration of Corypha taliera, by unknown Indian artist, 1795 - 1804. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh, Kew Collection, c. 1795 - 1804

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Punica granatum, L. (Common Pomegranate), 1817

Punica granatum, L. (Common Pomegranate), 1817
Original illustration of Punica granatum, commonly known as pomegranate, on watercolour and pencil on paper, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1832B, 1st July 1817

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Spider Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum indicum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Spider Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum indicum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Ficus indica (Banyan tree)

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

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Nelumbium speciosum, Willd. (Lotus)

Nelumbium speciosum, Willd. (Lotus)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh

Background imageBotanical Art 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 imageBotanical Art Collection: Protea formosa, R. Br. (Crown-flowered Protea)

Protea formosa, R. Br. (Crown-flowered Protea)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1713, 1st March 1815. Watercolour and pencil on paper. This species is a native of the Cape of Good Hope. According to J

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Zingiber officinale, 1887

Zingiber officinale, 1887
Zingiber officinale, commonly known as ginger, from Köhler's Medizinal Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 2, plate 202

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Oryza sativa, L. (Rice)

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

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Urania speciosa, Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Travellers Palm )

Urania speciosa, Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Travellers Palm )
Watercolour on paper, undated (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Cactus indicus, ca 18th century

Cactus indicus, ca 18th century
Watercolour on paper, ca late 18th century. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. Roxburgh noted in his Flora Indica that this cactus was common around Calcutta

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Erythrina indica, Willd

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)

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Caesalpinia sappan, Willd

Caesalpinia sappan, Willd
Watercolour on paper. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). The plant is found in most parts of India and its islands. It flowers during the hot season

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Citrus acida, R

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

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Gossypium herbaceum, Willd. (Cotton)

Gossypium herbaceum, Willd. (Cotton)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh)

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Nymphaea rubra, R

Nymphaea rubra, R
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Dillenia speciosa Thunb

Dillenia speciosa Thunb
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Mesembryanthemum simplex, 1793

Mesembryanthemum simplex, 1793
Watercolour and pencil on paper by Francis Masson, 1793. Field sketch made by Masson in the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Indigofera tinctoria (Indigo), 1826

Indigofera tinctoria (Indigo), 1826
Illustration by unknown artist. True indigo is a shrub one to two meters high. It may be an annual, biennial, or perennial, depending on the climate in which it is grown

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Iris bulbosa latifolia, 1757

Iris bulbosa latifolia, 1757
Gouache painting on vellum of Iris latifolia with a moth by Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770), signed and dated 1757. The painting is from the Tankerville Collection, purchased 1934

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Artocarpus altilis, 1828

Artocarpus altilis, 1828
Hand-coloured engraving by Rev. Lansdown Guilding, 1828. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 55, plate 2869. Current accepted plant name is Artocarpus altilis

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Pharbitis learii (Ipomoea learii, Mr Lears Gaybine )

Pharbitis learii (Ipomoea learii, Mr Lears Gaybine )
Hand coloured engraving, (engraved by Swan after Curtiss drawing). Plate 3928 from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published March 1842

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Tulip Baquet Rigaux Optimus, 1740

Tulip Baquet Rigaux Optimus, 1740
Watercolour on paper of Tulip Baquet Rigaux Optimus, 1740. Painting by Georg Dionysus Ehret (1708 - 1770). Part of the Arthur Church Collection

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Gnidia pinifolia, L. (Pine-leaved Gnidia)

Gnidia pinifolia, L. (Pine-leaved Gnidia)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 2016, 1st October 1818. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Erica monsoniae, L. f. (Lady Ann Monsons Heath)

Erica monsoniae, L. f. (Lady Ann Monsons Heath)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1915, 1st July 1817. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Aloe mitriformis, 1810

Aloe mitriformis, 1810
Original illustration of Aloe mitriformis, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1270, 1st March 1810. The currently accepted plant name is Aloe perfoliata

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Decabelone barklyi, 1875

Decabelone barklyi, 1875
Hand coloured lithograph of Decabelone barklyi, currently accepted as Tavaresia barklyi. This is a colour proof for plate 6203, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published 1st December 1875

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Kniphofia rooperi, Moore

Kniphofia rooperi, Moore
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 6116, 1st August 1874. Watercolour and pencil on paper. The species is a native of British Kaffraria in South Africa

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Amaryllis belladonna, 1804

Amaryllis belladonna, 1804
Illustration of Amaryllis belladonna, commonly known as belladonna lily or Jersey lily. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1804

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Zea mays, corn

Zea mays, corn (maize). Kohler, Kohlers Medicinal Plants, 1887, Plate 282

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Fallopia japonica - Japanese Knotweed

Fallopia japonica - Japanese Knotweed
Tab.6503. - Fallopia japonica as Polygonum cuspidatum the original illustration is by Anne Barnard, watercolour on paper, 1880; The plate, 6503, was published in Curtiss Botanical Magazine

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Welwitschia mirabilis, Hook. f

Welwitschia mirabilis, Hook. f
Hand coloured lithograph. Plate 5368 from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published 1863

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Galanthus nivalis, 1832-1833

Galanthus nivalis, 1832-1833
Illustration of Galanthus nivalis commonly known as snowdrop, milk flower or candlemass bells, 1832-1833. Artwork from Flora Regni Borussici by Albert Gottfried Dietrich, volume 1, plate 32

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Citrus x aurantium orange, ancient cultivar of the mandarin-pomelo hybrid complex, Honzo Zufu, 1828

Citrus x aurantium orange, ancient cultivar of the mandarin-pomelo hybrid complex, Honzo Zufu, 1828
Citrus x aurantium orange, ancient cultivar of the mandarin-pomelo hybrid complex, Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Roses (Rosa multiflora or Rosa polyantha), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Roses (Rosa multiflora or Rosa polyantha), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Poppy (Papaver), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Poppy (Papaver), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Urania speciosa Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Traveller s

Urania speciosa Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Traveller s
Watercolour on paper, undated (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Cassia bacillus, Gaert

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

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Epidendrum vitellinum, 1838

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




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