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William Roxburgh Collection

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Ficus religiosa Willd. (Peepul, pipal, pipul or bo-tree)

Ficus religiosa Willd. (Peepul, pipal, pipul or bo-tree)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Ficus indica (Banyan tree)

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

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Nelumbium speciosum, Willd. (Lotus)

Nelumbium speciosum, Willd. (Lotus)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Cactus indicus, ca 18th century

Cactus indicus, ca 18th century
Watercolour on paper, ca late 18th century. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. Roxburgh noted in his Flora Indica that this cactus was common around Calcutta

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Erythrina indica, Willd

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

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Caesalpinia sappan, Willd

Caesalpinia sappan, Willd
Watercolour on paper. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). The plant is found in most parts of India and its islands. It flowers during the hot season

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Citrus acida, R

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

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Gossypium herbaceum, Willd. (Cotton)

Gossypium herbaceum, Willd. (Cotton)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh)

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Nymphaea rubra, R

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

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Dillenia speciosa Thunb

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

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Urania speciosa Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Traveller s

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

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Cassia bacillus, Gaert

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

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Asparagus curillis, Buch

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

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Lagerstroemia regina, Willd

Lagerstroemia regina, Willd
Watercolour on paper. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In his Flora Indica, Roxburgh describes this species as a large timber tree, native of Bengal

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Eugenia malaccensis, Willd

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

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Butea frondosa, Willd

Butea frondosa, Willd
Watercolour on paper. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In his Flora Indica, Roxburgh describes this species as a rather large tree

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Adansonia digitata, Willd. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)

Adansonia digitata, Willd. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Gossypium herbaceum, Willd. (Dacca cotton)

Gossypium herbaceum, Willd. (Dacca cotton)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Gossypium obtusifolium, R. (Cotton)

Gossypium obtusifolium, R. (Cotton)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh, for his Flora indica

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Dioscorea aculeata, Roxb

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

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Jonesia asoca, R

Jonesia asoca, R
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th Century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Celosia cernua Roxb

Celosia cernua Roxb
Watercolour on paper. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In Flora Indica, Roxburgh notes that this species is a native of tops of the Rajmuhal hills

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Cactus chinensis, R. (Opuntia ficus-indica), 1795-1804

Cactus chinensis, R. (Opuntia ficus-indica), 1795-1804
Watercolour on paper, 1795-1804. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In his Flora Indica, Roxburgh believed this plant to be a native of China

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Panax fruticosum, Willd

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

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Cucumis utilissimus, Roxb

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

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh 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 (1751-1851)

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Lawsonia inermis, Willd. (Henna)

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

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Rosa glandulifera, R. (White rose)

Rosa glandulifera, R. (White rose)
Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Rosa pubescens, R

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

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Senna alata, R

Senna alata, R
Watercolour on paper. Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). In his Flora Indica, Roxburgh describes this species as a large shrub

Background imageWilliam Roxburgh Collection: Mimosa suma, R

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




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