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Water Colour Collection

Background imageWater Colour 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 imageWater Colour Collection: Oryza sativa, L. (Rice)

Oryza sativa, L. (Rice)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Urania speciosa, Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Travellers Palm )

Urania speciosa, Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Travellers Palm )
Watercolour on paper, undated (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Laelia schilleriana splendens (Laeliocattleya schilleriana), 1862

Laelia schilleriana splendens (Laeliocattleya schilleriana), 1862
Watercolour illustration by Cornelius Durham, 1862. Artwork from John Days Scrapbook, Volume 4, Page 66

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Tulip Bissard Adelaar, 1740

Tulip Bissard Adelaar, 1740
Watercolour on paper of Tulip Bissard Adelaar dated 1740. Painting by Georg Dionysus Ehret (1708 - 1770). Part of the Arthur Church Collection

Background imageWater Colour 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 imageWater Colour 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 imageWater Colour 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 imageWater Colour 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 imageWater Colour 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 imageWater Colour Collection: Buddleia colvilei, Smith M

Buddleia colvilei, Smith M
Vol 121, t. 7449, 1895, Buddleia colvilei, Smith M, Buddlejaceae

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Buddleia crispa, Fitch W

Buddleia crispa, Fitch W
Vol 80, t.4793, 1854, Buddleia crispa, Fitch Walter Hood, Buddlejaceae

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Licuala peltata, ca 1800

Licuala peltata, ca 1800
Watercolour on paper of Licuala peltata, commonly known as fan palm by unknown Indian artist commissioned by William Roxburgh, Kew Collection, c.1800

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Heliconia buccinata, Roxb

Heliconia buccinata, Roxb
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Calamus viminalis, ca 1800

Calamus viminalis, ca 1800
Watercolour on paper of Calamus viminalis, commonly known as rattan or chair bottom cane by unknown Indian artist commissioned by William Roxburgh, Kew Collection, c.1800

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Garcinia pedunculata, Roxb

Garcinia pedunculata, Roxb
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Bambusa balcooa, Roxb. (Bamboo)

Bambusa balcooa, Roxb. (Bamboo)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century)

Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Quercus squamata Roxb

Quercus squamata Roxb
Watercolour on paper. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In his Flora Indica, Roxburgh notes that this hard wood is a native of the Garrow mountains

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Strychnos potatorum, Willd. (Clearing nut)

Strychnos potatorum, Willd. (Clearing nut)
Watercolour on paper. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In Flora Indica, Roxburgh notes that this species is found exclusively in the...mountains

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Diospyros ebenum, K├Ân. (Ebony)

Diospyros ebenum, K├Ân. (Ebony)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Diospyros melanoxylon, Willd. (Ebony)

Diospyros melanoxylon, Willd. (Ebony)
Watercolour on paper. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1820). In Flora Indica, Roxburgh notes that the bark of this tree

Background imageWater Colour 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 imageWater Colour Collection: Coelogyne pandurata

Coelogyne pandurata
John Day scrap book No. 43 page 43: Coelogyne pandurata - 4th July 1884

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Trichosanthes heteroclita, R

Trichosanthes heteroclita, R
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Poa tenella, L

Poa tenella, L
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Melica latifolia, R

Melica latifolia, R
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Arum sessiliflorum, Roxb

Arum sessiliflorum, Roxb
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1715-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Pothos pinnata, Willd

Pothos pinnata, Willd
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Dracaena atropurpurea, Roxb. (D. elliptica)

Dracaena atropurpurea, Roxb. (D. elliptica)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Dracaena maculata, R

Dracaena maculata, R
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Asparagus adscendens, R

Asparagus adscendens, R
Watercolour on paper, nop date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Dioscorea pentaphylla, Willd

Dioscorea pentaphylla, Willd
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh 1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Willughbeia edulis, R

Willughbeia edulis, R
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWater Colour Collection: Zamioculcas loddigesii Schott

Zamioculcas loddigesii Schott
Watercolour and pencil on paper. Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 5985, 1st August 1872



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