Botanical illustrations
March 8, 2004 7:30 PM   Subscribe

Smithsonian Catalog of Botanical Illustrations Feel the need for a touch of spring? The Smithsonian offers five hundred images (created by eleven artists) from its vast collection of botanical illustrations. Check out the images in the Curtis Botanical Magazine (1787-1807). For more wide-ranging overviews, try the Scientific Illustrators (1600-present); the Missouri Botanical Garden Library (digitized copies of 46 rare books); this special exhibition at the University of Delaware (general survey); and Haley & Steele (women artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries). Julene Sodt provides an extensive bibliography.
posted by thomas j wise (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Very interesting.
posted by keli at 10:52 PM on March 8, 2004

I have had a couple of these sites linked for a long time. Also of note is this article The Picture Garden, a history of European botanical illustration which is exactly what it says it is. Thanks for the links, tjw.
posted by jessamyn at 8:06 AM on March 9, 2004

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