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Matilda Smith Collection

Background imageMatilda Smith Collection: Matilda Smith, botanical artist

Matilda Smith, botanical artist
Matilda Smith, Joseph Hookers second cousin, began training as a botanical artist in 1877, at the age of 23, and remained in Kews employ for 45 years

Background imageMatilda Smith Collection: Lilium henryi, 1891

Lilium henryi, 1891
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1891. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 117, plate 7177

Background imageMatilda Smith 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 imageMatilda Smith Collection: Muscari szovitsianum, 1886

Muscari szovitsianum, 1886
Current accepted plant name is Muscari armeniacum, commonly known as grape hyacinth. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1886

Background imageMatilda Smith 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 imageMatilda Smith Collection: Chionodoxa luciliae, 1879

Chionodoxa luciliae, 1879
Current accepted plant name is Scilla luciliae, commonly known as squill or glory-of-the-snow. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1879

Background imageMatilda Smith Collection: Nerine bowdenii, 1907

Nerine bowdenii, 1907
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1807. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 113, plate 8117

Background imageMatilda Smith Collection: Echinocereus scheeri, 1906

Echinocereus scheeri, 1906
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1906. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 132, plate 8096. Current accepted plant name is Echinocereus scheeri

Background imageMatilda Smith Collection: Cylindropuntia imbricata, 1909

Cylindropuntia imbricata, 1909
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1909. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 135, plate 8290

Background imageMatilda Smith Collection: Pseudorhipsalis amazonica, 1919

Pseudorhipsalis amazonica, 1919
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1919. The current accepted plant name is Pseudorhipsalis amazonica. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 145, plate 8799

Background imageMatilda Smith Collection: Pereskia aculeata, 1890

Pereskia aculeata, 1890
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper of Pereskia aculeata by Matilda Smith, 1890. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 116, plate 7147

Background imageMatilda Smith Collection: Tritonia rosea, 1893

Tritonia rosea, 1893
Current accepted plant name is Tritonia disticha. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1893. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 119, plate 7280

Background imageMatilda Smith Collection: Eremurus aurantiacus, 1890

Eremurus aurantiacus, 1890
Current accepted plant name is Eremurus stenophyllus, commonly known as foxtail lily or desert candle. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1890

Background imageMatilda Smith Collection: Erythronium hendersonii, 1888

Erythronium hendersonii, 1888
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1888. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 114, plate 7017

Background imageMatilda Smith Collection: Eucomis bicolor, 1885

Eucomis bicolor, 1885
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1885. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 111, plate 6816

Background imageMatilda Smith Collection: Muscari paradoxum, 1903

Muscari paradoxum, 1903
Current accepted plant name is Bellavalia paradoxa. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1903. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 129, plate 7873



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