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Curtis’s Botanical Magazine

In 1787 William Curtis of Lambeth founded a magazine of botanical illustration which remains in publication today. Between 1878 – 1923 Matilda Smith, the botanical artist in residence at Kew, was the lead illustrator. This plate shows a rhododendron collected by George Forrest in Yunnan, a province in China.

Ref: 2017.009

Artist

Matilda Smith

Materials

Paper and ink

Theme

Ephemera

Year

1918

Collection No:

2017.009