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Flower Drawings : Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks - David Scrase

Flower Drawings

Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks

By: David Scrase, Andrew Morris (Photographer)

Paperback Published: 8th September 1997
ISBN: 9780521585781
Number Of Pages: 144

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This Handbook illustrates a selection of drawings of flowers from the collection at the Fitzwilliam Museum. The book is arranged chronologically and ranges from the fifteenth century to the present day. Beginning with illustrations from the borders and backgrounds of illuminated manuscripts, the selection traces the form through attempts at accurate delineation of form during the Renaissance to the more scientific approach of the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It concludes with several contemporary examples of flower drawings to show that the tradition continues. The illustrations bring out the stunning detail and colour characteristic of the art-form.

'With so much marvellous material to choose from the author has made a varied and interesting choice with some strong and vivid images.' The Garden, Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society

Introductionp. 1
French School - c.1415: Des proprietez des chosesp. 8
Netherlandish School - fifteenth century: Horae: Book of Hoursp. 10
Netherlandish School - 1526: Horae: Book of Hoursp. 12
Antoine Du Pinet - Narcissus pseudo-narcissus L.p. 14
Ambrosius Bosschaert the Younger - Tulipp. 16
Jacob Marrell - An open wicker basket of flowers in a window embrasure, with a frog and insectsp. 18
Nicolas Robert - Three broken tulipsp. 20
Nicolas Robert - Six diverse flowers with an insect and a tropical butterflyp. 22
Nicolas Robert - Rose and lavender with birds and a butterflyp. 24
French School - seventeenth century: Pasque flower and cowslip with a butterflyp. 26
French School - seventeenth century: Bluebell and a dragonflyp. 28
Maria Sibylla Merian - Sisyrinchium with two butterfliesp. 30
Pieter Withoos - Rose of Provencep. 32
Pieter Withoos - Digitalis purpureap. 34
Claude Aubriet - Mirabilis dichotoma L.p. 36
Herman Henstenburgh - A garland of mixed flowers attached to a wallp. 38
Pieter Snyers - Thistlesp. 40
Michiel Van Huysum - Mixed flowers in a Chinese vasep. 42
Barbara Regina Dietzsch - Iris Germanicap. 44
Margareta Barbara Dietzsch - Taraxacum officionalep. 46
Georg Dionysius Ehret - Gentiana acaulisp. 48
Georg Dionysius Ehret - A rose, seen from behind, with two ranunculusp. 50
Georg Dionysius Ehret - Opuntiap. 52
Georg Dionysius Ehret - Arump. 54
Georg Dionysius Ehret - Hura crepitans L.p. 56
Georg Dionysius Ehret - Musap. 58
Thomas Robins the Elder - A bunch of ornamental flowers tied with a ribbon, surrounded by moths and butterfliesp. 60
Thomas Robins the Elder - Yucca, Cape marigold and mesembryanthemump. 62
Thomas Robins the Elder - Auriculas in a flower potp. 64
Alexis-Nicolas Perignon the Elder - Rose bush with a butterflyp. 66
Augustin Heckel - Horse chestnutp. 68
Mary Moser - Mixed flowers in an urn ornamented with the astrological symbol for Aries, on a stone ledgep. 70
Dorothee-Anne Vallayer-Coster - Still life of mixed flowers in a glass on a ledgep. 72
Friedrich Kirschner - Weeds from a German roadsidep. 74
Elizabeth Burgoyne - Halimium formosump. 76
Peter Brown - Clematis sp.p. 78
Amelia Fancourt - Epilobiump. 80
Mary Compton, Countess of Northampton - Amygdalus persicap. 82
Antoine Berjon - An urn of poppies and convolvulus on a stone ledgep. 84
James Sowerby - Iris persicap. 86
James Sowerby - Erythronium dens canisp. 88
Pierre-Joseph Redoute - Magnolia macrophyllap. 90
Pierre-Joseph Redoute - Paeonia suffruticosap. 92
Francis Bauer - A surround of mixed flowers framing a manuscript note by Sir Joseph Banksp. 94
Ferdinand Bauer - Malvaceae speciesp. 96
Zacharie-Felix Doumet - Spring and summer flowers seen beyond a balustrade, with a view across a river to a distant castlep. 98
Jan Frans Van Dael - Bouquet of mixed flowersp. 100
Pancrace Bessa - Potted auriculap. 102
German School, c.1820 - White field rose and dog rosep. 104
Henrietta Geertruida Knip - Selenicereus grandiflorusp. 106
Patrick Nasmyth - Rumex obtusifoliusp. 108
Lucy Cust - Paeonia suffruticosap. 110
Nathalie D'Esmenard - Noisette Rosep. 112
John Lindley - Doryanthes excelsap. 114
Alfred Chandler - Camellia japonica eclipsisp. 116
Isabella Selwin - Heliocereus speciosusp. 118
Charles Rosenberg - Rosa x centifolia 'Bullata'p. 120
Cornelius B. Durham - Cattleya dolosa Rchb. fil.p. 122
Augusta Innes Withers - Datura roseip. 124
Mrs. William Duffield - Fruit and flowers on a straw mat in a window framep. 126
Dominique Dumillier - Flowering branch of a snowball tree with parrot tulipsp. 128
W. Mussill - Climbing Tea roses and a humming birdp. 130
Raymond Charles Booth - Antirrhinump. 132
Margaret Stones - Magnolia campbelliip. 134
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ISBN: 9780521585781
ISBN-10: 0521585783
Series: Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 8th September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 16.92  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.36