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This Handbook illustrates a selection of drawings of flowers from the collection at the Fitzwilliam Museum. The book is arranged chronologically and ranges from the fifteenth century to the present day. Beginning with illustrations from the borders and backgrounds of illuminated manuscripts, the selection traces the form through attempts at accurate delineation of form during the Renaissance to the more scientific approach of the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It concludes with several contemporary examples of flower drawings to show that the tradition continues. The illustrations bring out the stunning detail and colour characteristic of the art-form.Read more
- Illustrated in full colour
- Many previously unpublished examples
- Extraordinary range of examples
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'With so much marvellous material to choose from the author has made a varied and interesting choice with some strong and vivid images.' The Garden, Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society
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- Date Published: July 1997
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521585781
- length: 144 pages
- dimensions: 238 x 169 x 10 mm
- weight: 0.35kg
- contains: 64 colour illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. French school, c.1415: Des proprietez des choses
2. Netherlands school, fifteenth century: Horae: Book of Hours
3. Netherlands school, 1526: Horae: Book of Hours
4. Antoine du Pinet: Narcissus pseudo-narcissus L.
5. Ambrosius Bosschaert the Younger: Tulip
6. Jacob Marrell: An open wicker basket of flowers in a window embrasure, with a frog and insects
7. Nicholas Robert: Three broken tulips
8. Nicholas Robert: Six diverse flowers with an insect and a tropical butterfly
9. Nicholas Robert: Rose and lavender with birds and a butterfly
10. French school, seventeenth century: Pasque flower and cowslip with a butterfly
11. French school, seventeenth century: Bluebell and a drogonfly
12. Maria Sibylla Merian: Sisyrinchium with two butterflies
13. Pieter Withoos: Rose of Provence
14. Pieter Withoos: Digitalis purpurea
15. Claude Aubriet: Mirabilis dichotoma L.
16. Herman Henstenburgh: A garland of mixed flowers attached to a wall
17. Pieter Snyers: Thistles
18. Michael van Huysum: Mixed flowers in a Chinese vase
19. Barbara Regina Dietzsch: Iris Germanica
20. Margareta Barbara Dietzsch: Taraxacum officionale
21. Georg Dionysius Ehret: Gentiana acaulis
22. Georg Dionysius Ehret: A rose, seen from behind, with two ranuculus
23. Georg Dionysius Ehret: Opuntia
24. Georg Dionysius Ehret: Arum
25. Georg Dionysius Ehret: Hura crepitans L.
26. Georg Dionysius Ehret: Musa
27. Thomas Robins the Elder: A bunch of ornamental flowers tied with a ribbon, surrounded by moths and butterflies
28. Thomas Robins the Elder: Yucca, Cape marigold and mesembryanthemum
29. Thomas Robins the Elder: Auriculas in a flower pot
30. Alexis-Nicolas Perignon the Elder: Rose bush with a butterfly
31. Augustin Heckel: Horse chestnut
32. Mary Moser: Mixed flowers in an urn ornamented with the astrological symbol for Aries, on a stone ledge
33. Dorothée-Anne Vallayer-Coster: Still life of mixed flowers in a glass on a ledge
34. Friedrich Kirschner: Weeds from a German roadside
35. Elizabeth Burgoyne: Halimium formosum
36. Peter Brown: Clematis sp.
37. Amelia Fancourt: Epilobium
38. Mary Compton, Countess of Northampton: Amygdalus persica
39. Antoine Berjon: An urn of poppies and convovulus on a stone ledge
40. James Sowerby: Iris persica
41. James Sowerby: Erythronium des canis
42. Pierre-Joseph Redouté: Magnolia macrophylla
43. Pierre-Joseph Redouté: Paeonia suffruticosa
44. Francis Bauer: A surround of mixed flowers framing a manuscript note by Sir Joseph Banks
45. Ferdinand Bauer: Malvaceae species
46. Zacharie-Félix Doumet: Spring and summer flowers seen beyond a balustrade, with a view across a river to a distant castle
47. Jan Frans van Dael: Bouquet of mixed flowers
48. Pancrace Bessa: Potted auricula
49. German school, c. 1820: White field rose and dog rose
50. Henrietta Geertruida Knip: Selenicereus grandiflorus
51. Patrick Nasmyth: Rumex obtusifolius
52. Lucy Cust: Paeonia suffruticosa
53. Nathalie D'Esménard: Noisette Rose
54. John Lindley: Doryanthes excelsa
55. Alfred Chandler: Camellia japonica eclipsis
56. Isabella Selwin: Heliocereus speciosus
57. Charles Rosenberg: Rosa x centifola 'Bullata'
58. Cornelius B. Durham: Cattleya dolosa Rchb. fil.
59. Augusta Innes Withers: Datura rosei
60. Mrs William Duffield: Fruit and flowers on a straw mat in a window frame
61. Dominique Dumillier: Flowering branch of a snowball tree with parrot tulips
62. W. Mussill: Climbing tea roses and a humming bird
63. Raymond Charles Booth: Antirrhinum
64. Margaret Stones: Magnolia campbellii.
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