The Cannon Hall Muscat Grape
Watercolour on paper by Augusta Innes Withers of The Cannon Hall Muscat Grape. This is taken from one of ten volumes known as 'Hooker's Fruits' commissioned by the RHS to help standardise the nomenclature of cultivated fruit. After William Hooker suffered a stroke Withers was one of several artists appointed to complete the paintings. Withers was flower painter to Queen Adelaide and Queen Victoria as well as illustrating works by John Lindley and James Bateman. This painting is dated 1826.
No. 3 Saio-Ga-Uma
Colour woodblock print of Iris No. 3 Saio-Ga-Uma from volume II of the Yokohama nursery catalogue of Seitaro Arai which specialised in Iris kaempferi. The Yokohama nurseries supplied catalogues of plants for sale overseas. There is evidence to suggest that towards the end of the 19th century they began to trade collectively as one company. Dated c.1890s.
The Main Borders at Harlow Carr
Digitalis meronensis and Allium cristophii in the Main Borders at RHS Garden Harlow Carr.
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