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Botanical illustration by James Sowerby

James Sowerby (1757-1822) created watercolours to illustrate his 36-volume work on the botany of England. Prior to this major project he had collaborated with botanist William Curtis – who had established a botanical garden in Lambeth-providing illustrations for his Flora Londinensis (1777) and the Botanical Magazine (first published in 1787).

Ref: 2001.529.29

Artist

James Sowerby

Materials

Watercolour on paper

Theme

Artwork

Year

c.1800

Collection No:

2001.529.29