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Botanical Drawing Collection

Background imageBotanical Drawing 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 Drawing 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 Drawing 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 Drawing 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 Drawing 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 Drawing 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 Drawing 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 Drawing 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 Drawing 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 Drawing 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 Drawing 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 Drawing 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 Drawing 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 imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Theobroma cacao, 1887

Theobroma cacao, 1887
Chromolithograph print on paper of Theobroma cacao, showing cocoa pod and beans, from Kohler's Medicinal Plants, vol 2, plate 183, 1887

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Capsicum annuum, 1887

Capsicum annuum, 1887
Illustration of Capsicum annuum, commonly known as peppers, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen, 1887, volume 2, plate 35

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Coriandrum sativum, 1887

Coriandrum sativum, 1887
Illustration of Coriandrum sativum, commonly known as coriander, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887, volume 1, plate 45

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Stapelia olivacea, 1876

Stapelia olivacea, 1876
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 6212, 1st February, 1876. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Sent to Kew by H.E

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Amanita muscaria, c. 1915-45

Amanita muscaria, c. 1915-45
Illustration of Amanita muscaria, commonly known as fly agaric by Elsie M. Wakefield from the Kew Collection, c.1915-1945

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Schlumbergera truncata, 1866

Schlumbergera truncata, 1866
Illustration of Schlumbergera truncata, commonly known as Christmas cactus, Thanksgiving cactus, holiday cactus, 1866. Artwork from La Belgique Horticole by Edouard Morren, volume 16, plate 257

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Tuber melanosporum, 1847-1855

Tuber melanosporum, 1847-1855
Illustration of Tuber melanosporum, also known as truffle, from Illustrations of British Mycology by Anna Maria Hussey, 1847-1855

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Ribes rubrum, Ribes nigrum, 1867

Ribes rubrum, Ribes nigrum, 1867
Illustration of Ribes rubrum and Ribes nigrum, commonly known as redcurrant and blackcurrant, from Gartenflora, volume 16, plate 562, 1867

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Punica granatum, 1791

Punica granatum, 1791
Illustration of Punica granatum, commonly known as pomegranate, from Icones Plantarum Medicinalium by Joseph Jacob Ritter von Plenck, 1791. Illustration from volume 4, plate 376

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Prunus domestica, 1820

Prunus domestica, 1820
Illustration of Prunus domestica, commonly known as plum or European plum from Europas Medicinische Flora by Alois Sterler and Johann Nepomuck Mayerhoffer, 1820

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Feijoa sellowiana, 1898

Feijoa sellowiana, 1898
Illustration of Feijoa sellowiana commonly known as pineapple guava or feijoa, by Matilda Smith, 1898. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 124, plate 7620

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Passiflora edulis, 1818

Passiflora edulis, 1818
Illustration of Passiflora edulis, commonly known as passion fruit or purple granadilla, 1818. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 45, plate 1989

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Citrus x limon, 1846

Citrus x limon, 1846
Illustration of Citrus x limon, commonly known as lemon, from Pomologie Francaise vol 2 by Antoine Poiteau, 1846

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Vitis vinifera, 1846

Vitis vinifera, 1846
Illustration of Vitis vinifera, commonly known as grape vine or cultivated grape, from Pomologie Francaise by Antoine Poiteau, 1846

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Vaccinium macrocarpon, 1871

Vaccinium macrocarpon, 1871
Illustration of Vaccinium macrocarpon, commonly known as cranberry or American cranberry from Gartenflora by Eduard von Regel, 1871

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Alkekengi officinarum, 1854

Alkekengi officinarum, 1854
Illustration of Alkekengi officinarum, commonly known as Chinese lantern, physalis or bladder cherry from Flore des serres et des jardins de l Europe, 1854

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Hypholoma acutum, 1803

Hypholoma acutum, 1803
Illustration of Hypholoma acutum from Coloured Figures or English Fungi or Mushroom by James Sowerby, 1797 - 1815

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Usnea austroafricana, Ricasolia virens, beard lichen, lichen

Usnea austroafricana, Ricasolia virens, beard lichen, lichen
Illustration by Johann Stephan Capieux, 1789, from Descriptio et adumbratio plantarum e classe cryptogamica Linnaei quae lichenes dicuntur by G. F. Hoffmann, 1790-1801

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Ramalina sp. 1789

Ramalina sp. 1789
Illustration possibly of Ramalina species commonly known as strap or cartilage lichen by Johann Stephan Capieux, 1789. Artwork from Descriptio et Adumbratio Plantarum e Classe Cryptogamica Linnaei

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Lactarius deliciosus, Tafein 6, 1831-1846

Lactarius deliciosus, Tafein 6, 1831-1846
Illustration of Lactarius deliciosus, commonly known as saffron milk cap or red pine mushroom from Naturgetreue Abbildungen und Beschreibungen der Essbaren

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Stropharia aeruginosa, 1795-1815

Stropharia aeruginosa, 1795-1815
Illustration of Stropharia aeruginosa, commonly known as verdigris roundhead mushroom from from Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms by James Sowerby, 1795-1815

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Boletus edulis, c. 1915-45

Boletus edulis, c. 1915-45
Illustration of Boletus edulis, commonly known as cep, penny bun or porcino by Elsie M. Wakefield from the Kew Collection, c.1915-1945

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Amanita phalloides, 1944

Amanita phalloides, 1944
Illustration of of Amanita phalloides, commonly known as death cap by Elsie M. Wakefield from the Kew Collection, 1944

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Coprinus comatus, c. 1915-45

Coprinus comatus, c. 1915-45
Illustration of Coprinus comatus commonly known as shaggy ink cap, lawyers wig or shaggy mane by Elsie M. Wakefield from the Kew Collection, c.1915-45

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Macrolepiota procera, c. 1915-45

Macrolepiota procera, c. 1915-45
Illustration of Macrolepiota procera, commonly known as parasol mushroom by Elsie M. Wakefield from the Kew Collection c.1915-45

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Pleurotus ostreatus, 1775-1798

Pleurotus ostreatus, 1775-1798
Illustration of Pleurotus ostreatus, commonly known as oyster mushroom or hiratake from Flora Londinensis by William Curtis, 1775-1798

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Coprinopsis atramentaria, 1775-1798

Coprinopsis atramentaria, 1775-1798
Illustration of Coprinopsis atramentaria, commonly known as common ink cap from Flora Londinensis by William Curtis, 1775-1798

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Opuntia tuna, 1848

Opuntia tuna, 1848
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Teast Edwards, 1848. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 38, plate 1557

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Parodia ottonis, 1842

Parodia ottonis, 1842
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1842. Current accepted plant name is Parodia ottonis, commonly known as Indian head cactus

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Chamaedorea linearis, 1823-53

Chamaedorea linearis, 1823-53
Illustration of Chamaedorea linearis commonly known as, whale tail palm from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Iriartea deltoidea, 1823-53

Iriartea deltoidea, 1823-53
Illustration of Iriartea deltoidea, commonly known as bombona, pambil, pona palm, from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Livistona humilis, 1823-53

Livistona humilis, 1823-53
Illustration of Livistona humilis by Ferdinand Bauer from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Livistona inermis, 1823-53

Livistona inermis, 1823-53
Illustration of Livistona inermis from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Coccothrinax barbadensis, 1878

Coccothrinax barbadensis, 1878
Illustration of Coccothrinax barbadensis, commonly known as latanier balai by Pieter de Pannemaeker, from Les Palmiers by Oswald Charles Eugene Marie Ghislain de Kerchove de Denterghem, 1878

Background imageBotanical Drawing Collection: Hyacinthus orientalis, 1806

Hyacinthus orientalis, 1806
Illustration of Hyacinthus orientalis, commonly known as hyacinth. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1806. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 24, plate 937




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