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Treasures of Botanical Art

By Shirley Sherwood and Martyn Rix



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Author Shirley Sherwood and Martyn Rix
Binding Hardback
Date published January 2019
Number of pages 272
Publisher Kew Publishing
ISBN / Item No. 9781842466636


Treasures of Botanical Art reveals the history of botanical painting, its beauty and science, with works from two renowned collections and over one hundred significant artists, dating from the late 1400s through to today. Paintings featured from the Kew collection include works by well-known artists the Bauer brothers, Redoute, Ehret, Fitch, Lilian Snelling and Margaret Mee as well as many lesser known artists. Contemporary works are featured from the Sherwood collection by a host of international artists.

Over 200 stunning botanical paintings are showcased in this gift book, accompanied with informative text on the origins, history and relevance of botanical art, as well as information on the plants themselves. Biographies of over 120 artists are provided at the end of the book, revealing the historical and international background of this genre.

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