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Matilda Smith, botanical artist

Matilda Smith, botanical artist


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Filename: p136 27a-006318PB20110912-BW Smith.jpg

Size: 6073 x 5011 (13.1MB)

Date: 12th February 2015

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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, producing more than 2300 drawings for Curtis Botanical Magazine. She became the Civil Services first payrolled botanical artist. In 1916 she became president of the Kew Guild and in 1921 was accepted as an associate of the Linnean Society, only the second woman to receive this honour. Hookers second cousin, began training as a botanical artist in 1877, at the age of 23, and remained in Kews employ for 45 years, producing more than 2300 drawings for Curtis Botanical Magazine. She became the Civil Services first payrolled botanical artist. In 1916 she became president of the Kew Guild and in 1921 was accepted as an associate of the Linnean Society, only the second woman to receive this honour

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