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The Temperate House- Basement plan of Octagon Building Featured History Image

The Temperate House- Basement plan of Octagon Building

Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Basement plan of Octagon Building showing two boilers to warm one wing and Octagon Building

© RBG Kew

Joseph Dalton Hooker at work in his office, 1896 Featured History Image

Joseph Dalton Hooker at work in his office, 1896

Drawing of Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) with books and instruments, 1896. The artist was Theodore Blake Wirgman (1848-1925). The material used is graphite, pen and ink on paper

© RBG Kew

Adult, Art Illustrations, Botanist, Drawing, Graphite, Hookpressartcheck, Illustration Or Artefact, Kew, Kew Director, Pen And Ink On Paper, Person Or Group, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

Portrait of Sir William Jackson Hooker Featured History Image

Portrait of Sir William Jackson Hooker

Portrait of Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865) by Spiridione Gambardella.Painted circa November 1842. Classmark:BO 001.RBG Kew Art and Artefacts Collection. Oil painting: 275mm x 327mm. Printed text on verso of canvas reads: Prepared by Charles Roberson, 51 Long Acre London. Also inscribed in an unknown hand on verso: From this portrait the likeness in the Linnean Society was made Hooker, William Jackson, Sir (1785-1865). Letters in the Kew archives between Hooker and Francis Boott (an American physician and botanist who lived and worked in London) tell the story behind the creation of this painting [Archive ref: DC 63 f.55];[Archive ref: DC 63 f.42];[Archive ref: DC 63 f.39];[Archive ref: DC 63 f.38]

© RBG Kew