Book ID: 88818
Flower Paintings from the Apothecaries' Garden. Contemporary Botanical Illustration from Chelsea Physic Garden. 2015. 78 col. pls. 176 p. 4to. Hardcover.
This book includes selected works from the garden's archive, which now totals about 500 works. The seventy-eight illustrations reproduced include one in pen-and-ink and three in graphite (lead pencil), all examples of work by masters of their technique. Also included is one work in coloured pencil which is, even on close inspection, indistinguishable from the best water-colour painting. The plates are accompanied by notes about the uses of the plants, as well as the botanical name of the plant and its family.