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Background imageJapan 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 imageJapan Collection: Portrait of E H Wilson

Portrait of E H Wilson
Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about 2000 of Asian plant species to the West; some sixty

Background imageJapan Collection: 658. Distant View of Mount Fujiyama, Japan, and Wistaria

658. Distant View of Mount Fujiyama, Japan, and Wistaria
This beautiful, hardy, climbing shrub Wistaria chinensis, DC. is a native of China and Japan, and was introduced into this country about the year 1816

Background imageJapan Collection: Dianthus species from Honzo Zufu, 1828-1844

Dianthus species from Honzo Zufu, 1828-1844
Nadeshiko, fringed pinks, cultivated Dianthus superbus var. longicalycinus of Japanese origin, greatly influenced by human cultivation. Manuscript hand painted on paper, Japan, 1828

Background imageJapan Collection: Iris (Iris sanguinea), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Iris (Iris sanguinea), 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 imageJapan 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 imageJapan 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 imageJapan 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 imageJapan Collection: 13. Two Climbing Plants of Chili and Butterflies

13. Two Climbing Plants of Chili and Butterflies
Hanging above Tacsonia pinnatistipula, Juss. (syn. T. chilensis, Miers); below the dull purple flowers and green fleshy edible fruit of Lardizabala biternata, Ruiz et Pav

Background imageJapan Collection: Japanese Gateway, Kew Gardens c. 1910

Japanese Gateway, Kew Gardens c. 1910
Model of the Chokushi-Mon (Gateway of the Imperial Messenger), better known as the Japanese Gateway, gifted to Kew after its inclusion in the Japan-British exhibition held at Shepherds Bush in 1910

Background imageJapan Collection: Honzo Zufu, 1821-1828

Honzo Zufu, 1821-1828
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 imageJapan Collection: Lyreleaf nightshade with green berries (Solanum lyratum Thunb), 1828

Lyreleaf nightshade with green berries (Solanum lyratum Thunb), 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 imageJapan Collection: Lyreleaf nightshade with red berries (Solanum lyratum Thunb)

Lyreleaf nightshade with red berries (Solanum lyratum Thunb), 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 imageJapan Collection: Japanese Golden Ray Lily (Lilium auratum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Japanese Golden Ray Lily (Lilium auratum), 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 imageJapan Collection: Tiger lily (Lilium tigrinum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Tiger lily (Lilium tigrinum), 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 imageJapan Collection: Siberian lily ( Lilium pensylvanicum Fulgens ), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Siberian lily ( Lilium pensylvanicum Fulgens ), 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 imageJapan Collection: Clematis (Clematis florida), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Clematis (Clematis florida), 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 imageJapan Collection: Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), 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 imageJapan Collection: Yuzu, (Citrus junos), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Yuzu, (Citrus junos), 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 imageJapan Collection: Wheel lily (Lilium medeoloides), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Wheel lily (Lilium medeoloides), 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 imageJapan Collection: Wild garlic (Allium thunbergii), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Wild garlic (Allium thunbergii), 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 imageJapan Collection: White basil (Ocimum basilicum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

White basil (Ocimum basilicum), 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 imageJapan Collection: White-flowered endive, (Cichorium endivia) woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

White-flowered endive, (Cichorium endivia) 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 imageJapan Collection: Endive (Cichorium endivia), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Endive (Cichorium endivia), 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 imageJapan Collection: Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla var serrata) and Clerodendron, (Clerodendron trichotomum)

Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla var serrata) and Clerodendron, (Clerodendron trichotomum)
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 imageJapan Collection: Hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata var. japonica), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata var. japonica), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1835-44. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal

Background imageJapan Collection: China rose (Rosa chinensis), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

China rose (Rosa chinensis), 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 imageJapan Collection: Veronicastrum (Veronicastrum sachalinense), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Veronicastrum (Veronicastrum sachalinense), 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 imageJapan Collection: Veronicastrum (Veronicastrum sibericum), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Veronicastrum (Veronicastrum sibericum), 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 imageJapan Collection: Lopatherum grass (Lophatherum gracile), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Lopatherum grass (Lophatherum gracile), 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 imageJapan Collection: Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis), 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 imageJapan Collection: Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda), 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 imageJapan Collection: Wisteria (Wisteria brachybotrys), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Wisteria (Wisteria brachybotrys), 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 imageJapan Collection: Summer wisteria (Millettia japonica), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Summer wisteria (Millettia japonica), 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 imageJapan Collection: Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis (left) and flabellata (right))

Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis (left) and flabellata (right)), 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 imageJapan Collection: Peony (Paeonia lactiflora), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Peony (Paeonia lactiflora), 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 imageJapan 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 imageJapan Collection: Chestnut rose (Rosa roxburghii), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Chestnut rose (Rosa roxburghii), 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 imageJapan Collection: Flowering Prunus mume, Tobe ume, Japanese plum from Honzo Zufu

Flowering Prunus mume, Tobe ume, Japanese plum from Honzo Zufu
Flowering Prunus mume, Tobe ume, Japanese plum, hand painted on paper, Japan, 1828, measur ingapproximately 25 cm in height

Background imageJapan Collection: Japanese plum (Prunus mume), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Japanese plum (Prunus mume), 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 imageJapan Collection: Pomelo (Citrus maxima), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Pomelo (Citrus maxima), 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 imageJapan Collection: Ornamental corn-on-the-cob (Zea mays), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Ornamental corn-on-the-cob (Zea mays), 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 imageJapan Collection: Chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum morifolium and Dendranthema grandiflorum)

Chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum morifolium and Dendranthema grandiflorum), 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 imageJapan Collection: Fritillaria anhuiensis, woodblock print and manuscript on paper, Honzo Zufu, 1828

Fritillaria anhuiensis, woodblock print and manuscript on paper, Honzo Zufu, 1828
Illustration of Fritillaria anhuiensis, commonly known as baimo or fritillary, from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated Manual of Medicinal Plants by Iwasaki Tsunemasa (1786- 1842) also known as Kan en

Background imageJapan Collection: Ornamental tulips (Tulipa), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Ornamental tulips (Tulipa), 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 imageJapan Collection: China roses (Rosa chinensis), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

China roses (Rosa chinensis), 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 imageJapan Collection: Honzo Zufu, 1821- 1828

Honzo Zufu, 1821- 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1821- 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height

Background imageJapan Collection: Hylomecon, (Hylomecon japonica), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Hylomecon, (Hylomecon japonica), 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




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