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Botanical Art Collection (#2)

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

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Lodoicea maldivica

Lodoicea maldivica, commonly known as coco de mer or double coconut by William Jackson Hooker from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, 1827. Artwork from volume 54, plate 2734

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Reynoutria japonica, 1880

Reynoutria japonica, 1880
Illustration of Reynoutria japonica, commonly known as Japanese knotweed. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper after the original drawing by Anne Barnard, 1880

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Solanum melongena, aubergine

Solanum melongena, aubergine
Solanum melungena (Solanum melongena), aubergine (eggplant). REGNAULT Nicolas Francois (1746-c.1810) and Genevive de Nangis REGNAULT (b.1746)

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Solanum tuberosum, potato

Solanum tuberosum, potato. REGNAULT Nicolas Francois (1746-c.1810) and Genevive de Nangis REGNAULT (b.1746). La Botanique mise a la portee de tout le Monde

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Elettaria cardamomum, 1887

Elettaria cardamomum, 1887
Illustration of Elettaria cardamomum, commonly known as cardamom, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen, 1887, volume 1, plate 74

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Ficus carica

Ficus carica or commonly known as common fig. Illustration from Flora von Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz by Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thome, Vol. 2, 1886. Tab 181 T. 181

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Benary - Mendelss peas - Tab XXIII - t. 23

Benary - Mendelss peas - Tab XXIII - t. 23
Benary - Mendelss peas - Tab XXIII - t.23

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Corypha umbraculifera (Talipot Palm)

Corypha umbraculifera (Talipot Palm)
Corypha umbraculifera commonly known as Talipot Palm from Kerner/ Hansen Pflanzenleben, volume 1. Inscription says " Die Schattenpalme (Corypha umbraculifera)

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Study of Coco de Mer - Lodicea sechellarum

Study of Coco de Mer - Lodicea sechellarum
Illustration of the germinating nut, a snake twined around one of the trees and also a drawing of the cross section of the nut

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Areca catechu, L. (Betelnut, pinang, areca nut)

Areca catechu, L. (Betelnut, pinang, areca nut)
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: Asparagus curillis, Buch

Asparagus curillis, Buch
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: Zingiber officinale, Roscoe (Ginger)

Zingiber officinale, Roscoe (Ginger)
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: Jasminum scandens, Willd

Jasminum scandens, 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: Plumeria acuminata

Plumeria acuminata
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: Lagerstroemia regina, Willd

Lagerstroemia regina, Willd
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 timber tree, native of Bengal

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Eugenia malaccensis, Willd

Eugenia malaccensis, 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: Butea frondosa, Willd

Butea frondosa, Willd
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 rather large tree

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Adansonia digitata, Willd. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)

Adansonia digitata, Willd. (Baobab or Upside-down 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: Gossypium herbaceum, Willd. (Dacca cotton)

Gossypium herbaceum, Willd. (Dacca 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: Gossypium obtusifolium, R. (Cotton)

Gossypium obtusifolium, R. (Cotton)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh, for his Flora indica

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Polyanthus and primroses, 1870- 1879

Polyanthus and primroses, 1870- 1879
Watercolour of a collection of Polyanthus and primrose flowers by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647- 1717)

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Quercus obtusiloba, 1795-1800

Quercus obtusiloba, 1795-1800
Page from a volume of notes, drawings, plant specimens and proof prints prepared for the publication Amérique ou Descriptions et figures de toutes les espèces et variétés de chênes de l'Amérique

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Cymbidium elegans, 1838

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

Background imageBotanical Art 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 imageBotanical Art Collection: Epidendrum phoeniceum, 1838

Epidendrum phoeniceum, 1838
Original drawing for plate XLVI in John Lindleys Sertum orchidaceum: a wreath of the most beautiful orchidaceous flowers; selected by John Lindley, published in 1838

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793

Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793
Watercolour on paper of Mesembryanthemum digitatum by Francis Masson, 1772-1793. The inscription mentions Dactylopsis digitata which is an old synonym the current accepted plant name

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Pandanus candelabrum, P. Beauv. (Lustre Screw-pine)

Pandanus candelabrum, P. Beauv. (Lustre Screw-pine)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 5014, 1st November 1857. Watercolour and pencil on paper. W.J

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Amaryllis blanda (The Blush-lily)

Amaryllis blanda (The Blush-lily)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1450, 1st March 1812. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Roupellia grata Wall. & Hook. (Cream-fruit)

Roupellia grata Wall. & Hook. (Cream-fruit)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 4466, 1st September 1849. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Gladiolus cruentus, T. Moore (Blood-red Gladiolus)

Gladiolus cruentus, T. Moore (Blood-red Gladiolus)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 5810, 1st December 1869. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Protea speciosa (L. ) L. (Splendid Protea)

Protea speciosa (L. ) L. (Splendid Protea)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1183, 1st March 1809. Watercolour and pencil on paper. This species is a native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Haemanthus coccineus, L. (Salmon-coloured Blood-flower)

Haemanthus coccineus, L. (Salmon-coloured Blood-flower)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1075, 1st January 1808. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Stapelia Maculosa (Spotted-Flowered Stapelia), 1816

Stapelia Maculosa (Spotted-Flowered Stapelia), 1816
Hand-coloured engraving by unknown artist was published in Curtiss Botanical Magazine, Vol. 43, Plate 1548, 1813. Illustration is made with watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Psoralea aphylla, Jacq. ( Leafless Psoralea)

Psoralea aphylla, Jacq. ( Leafless Psoralea)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1727, 1st May 1815. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Haemanthus tigrinus, Jacq. ( Tiger-spotted Blood-flower )

Haemanthus tigrinus, Jacq. ( Tiger-spotted Blood-flower )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1705, 1st February 1815. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Stapelia reticulata, 1814

Stapelia reticulata, 1814
Original illustration of Stapelia reticulata, currently accepted as Huernia reticulata, commonly known as netted-flowered stapelia, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1662

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Stapelia pulla, Ait. ( Black-flowered Stapelia )

Stapelia pulla, Ait. ( Black-flowered Stapelia )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, publidhed as plate 1648, 1st June 1814. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Podalyria styracifolia Sims ( Storax-leaved Podalyria )

Podalyria styracifolia Sims ( Storax-leaved Podalyria )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1580, 1st September 1813. Watercolour and pencil on paper. This species is a native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Tritonia rochensis Ker Gawl. ( Bending-flowered Tritonia )

Tritonia rochensis Ker Gawl. ( Bending-flowered Tritonia )
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1503, Vol. 37, 1st November 1813. Watercolour and pencil on paper. The plant figured was imported by Messrs

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Pistia stratiotes Linn. (Water Lettuce)

Pistia stratiotes Linn. (Water Lettuce)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 4564, 1st February 1851. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Although the specimen figured is from Jamaica, Pistia stratiotes L

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Hoodia bainii, 1878

Hoodia bainii, 1878
Original illustration of Hoodia bainii, currently accepted as Hoodia gordonii, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 6348, 1st March 1878. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Allium sphaerocephalon, 1794

Allium sphaerocephalon, 1794
Illustration of Allium sphaerocephalon, commonly known as ornamental onion. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1794. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 7, plate 251

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Allium senescens, 1808

Allium senescens, 1808
Illustration of Allium senescens, commonly known as ornamental onion. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1808. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 29, plate 1150

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Allium giganteum, 1885

Allium giganteum, 1885
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1885. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 111, plate 6828

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Corylus avellana, hazel

Corylus avellana, hazel
Corylus avellana. Common hazel. Illustration from Flora von Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz by Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thome, Vol. 2, 1886. Tab. 163 T. 163

Background imageBotanical Art Collection: Puya chilensis (Chilli), 1880s

Puya chilensis (Chilli), 1880s
Puya chilensis (Chilli) by Marianne North, 1880s. Medium: Oil on board. Dimensions: H 90.4 x W 20.4 cm

Background imageBotanical Art 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




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