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Walter Hood Fitch Collection

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Microscopical observations of cinchona bark and seedlings, 1862

Microscopical observations of cinchona bark and seedlings, 1862
Microscopical observations of cinchona bark and seedlings by Walter Hood Fitch, from J. E. Howard, Illustrations of the Nueva Quinologia of Pavon, 1862

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch 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 imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Walter Fitch, Llewllyn House, Kew

Walter Fitch, Llewllyn House, Kew. Presented by his widow in 1904. Walter Fitch (1817-1892) was appointed as a botanical artist for Curtis Botanical magazine by William Hooker

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Sea of mist from 16, 000ft elevation, from Choonjerma Pass, 1854

Sea of mist from 16, 000ft elevation, from Choonjerma Pass, 1854
Watercolour of a Sea of mist from 16, 000ft elevation from Choonjerma Pass [Mirgin La Pass] by Walter Hood Fitch, 1854

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Vanda coerulea (Blue vanda), 1862

Vanda coerulea (Blue vanda), 1862
Illustration of Vanda coerulea by Walter Hood Fitch, 1862. Artwork from Select Orchidaceous Plants by Robert Warner, 1862; t. 18

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch 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 imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: The Cinchona Region of South America, 1862

The Cinchona Region of South America, 1862
The shaded area indicates the native distribution of cinchona trees in the Andes. From Peruvian Bark: A Popular Account of the Introduction of Chinchona Cultivation into British India, 1860-1880

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Tulbaghia violacea, 1837

Tulbaghia violacea, 1837
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1837. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 64, plate 3555

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Phalaenopsis schilleriana, 1862

Phalaenopsis schilleriana, 1862
Illustration of Phalaenopsis schilleriana by Walter Hood Fitch. Artwork from Select Orchidaceous Plants by Robert Warner, 1862; t.1

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Miltoniopsis vexillaria (Colombian pink pansy orchid), 1874

Miltoniopsis vexillaria (Colombian pink pansy orchid), 1874
Illustration of Miltoniopsis vexillaria by Walter Hood Fitch from A Monograph of Odontoglossum by James Bateman, 1874; t. 29

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Cleistocactus baumannii, 1850

Cleistocactus baumannii, 1850
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1850. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 76, plate 4498

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Echinopsis oxygona, 1835

Echinopsis oxygona, 1835
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1835. Current accepted plant name is Echinopsis oxygona, commonly known as pink Easter lily cactus

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Pelecyphora aselliformis, 1873

Pelecyphora aselliformis, 1873
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper of Pelecyphora aselliformis, commonly known as hatchet cactus. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1873

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Ferocactus hamatacanthus, 1852

Ferocactus hamatacanthus, 1852
Lithograph of Ferocactus hamatacanthus, commonly known as Mexican fruit cactus or Texas barrel cactus, by Walter Hood Fitch, from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, 1852. Artwork from volume 78, plate 4632

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Echinocactus rhodophthalmus, 1850

Echinocactus rhodophthalmus, 1850
Lithograph of Echinocactus rhodophthalmus by Walter Hood Fitch from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, 1850. Artwork from volume 76, plate 4486

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Coryphantha octacantha, 1848

Coryphantha octacantha, 1848
Lithograph of Coryphantha octacantha by Walter Hood Fitch from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, 1848. Artwork from volume 74, plate 4358

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Echinocereus cinerascens, 1848

Echinocereus cinerascens, 1848
Illustration of Echinocereus cinerascens by Walter Hood Fitch from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, 1848. Artwork from volume 74, plate 4373

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: 24, 000ft Junnoo from Choonjerma Pass, 16, 000ft. East Nepal, 1854

24, 000ft Junnoo from Choonjerma Pass, 16, 000ft. East Nepal, 1854
Watercolour sketch of Junnoo [Kumbhakarna] from Choonjerma Pass [Mirgin La Pass] by Walter Hood Fitch, 1854

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Roscoea purpurea, 1852

Roscoea purpurea, 1852
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1852. Artwork from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, volume 78, plate 4630

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Tulipa gregii, 1875

Tulipa gregii, 1875
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1875. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 101, plate 6177

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Iris reticulata, 1866

Iris reticulata, 1866
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1866. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 92, plate 5577

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Fritillaria graeca, 1858

Fritillaria graeca, 1858
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1858. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 84, plate 5052

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Gladiolus papilio, 1866

Gladiolus papilio, 1866
Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 92, plate 5565. This is a Cape species and was received at Kew, in 1861, from D. Arnot of Colesberg. It has also been found by W

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Eremurus spectabilis, 1855

Eremurus spectabilis, 1855
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1855. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 81, plate 4870

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Brodiaea coccinea, 1870

Brodiaea coccinea, 1870
Current accepted plant name is Dichelostemma ida-maia, commonly known as firecracker flower. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1870

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Crocus chrysanthus, 1875

Crocus chrysanthus, 1875
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1875. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 101, plate 6162

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Colchicum speciosum, 1874

Colchicum speciosum, 1874
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1874. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 100, plate 6078

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Calochortus elegans, 1872

Calochortus elegans, 1872
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1872. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 98, plate 5976

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Lilium giganteum, 1852

Lilium giganteum, 1852
Current accepted plant name is Cardiocrinum giganteum, commonly known as giant lily, giant Himalyan lily. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1852

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Tropaeolum speciosum, 1847

Tropaeolum speciosum, 1847
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1847. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 73, plate 4323

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Tropaeolum azureum, 1843

Tropaeolum azureum, 1843
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1843. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 69, plate 3985

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Tropaeolum tricolor, 1832

Tropaeolum tricolor, 1832
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by William Jackson Hooker, 1832. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 59, plate 3169

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Arisaema ringens, 1861

Arisaema ringens, 1861
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1861. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 87, plate 5267

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Fritillaria oxypetala, 1953

Fritillaria oxypetala, 1953
Current accepted plant name is Lilium oxypetalum. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1853. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 79, plate 4731

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Cuitlauzina pendula, 1878

Cuitlauzina pendula, 1878
Illustration of Cuitlauzina pendula by Walter Hood Fitch. Artwork from Select Orchidaceous Plants by Robert Warner, 1878; t. 28

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Galanthus elwesii, 1875

Galanthus elwesii, 1875
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1875. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 101, plate 6166

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: x Disoselenicereus fulgidus, 1870

x Disoselenicereus fulgidus, 1870
Watercolour and pencil on paper of x Disoselenicereus fulgidus by Walter Hood Fitch. Original illustration for Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 5856, 1st September 1870

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Hesperantha coccinea, 1864

Hesperantha coccinea, 1864
Illustration of Hesperantha coccinea, commonly known as crimson flag lily or Kaffir lily. Watercolour and pencil on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1864

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Dietes huttonii, 1875

Dietes huttonii, 1875
Current accepted plant name is Moraea huttonii, commonly known as moraea or Cape tulip. Watercolour and pencil on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1875

Background imageWalter Hood Fitch Collection: Sparaxis pulcherrimum, 1866

Sparaxis pulcherrimum, 1866
Current accepted plant name is Dierama pulcherrimum, commonly known as angels fishing rod, wandflower or hairbell. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1866



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