Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Royal Horticultural Society Prints







Swoon. These beautiful illustrations are just a few examples of what you'll find on RHS Prints, the Royal Horticultural Society's extensive (and gorgeous) image collection website. Not only are these images lovely to look at, but you can also purchase high quality prints of them from the site, too. And if you'd rather be inspired by the real thing, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London is coming up soon on May 24-29!

I may very well be ordering a print for myself soon, too ...

Artist credits, from top to bottom: Tulipa 'Duck', Tulipa 'Lack', Tulipa cultivar, Tulipa sylvestris' by Pieter van Kouwenhoorn (fl.1620s-1630s); 'Melon Varieties' by Ernst Benary (1819-1893); Rosa 'Violette', Tosa 'Veilchenblau', Rosa "Rose-Marie Viaud', Rosa "Bleu Magenta', Rosa 'Goldfinch' by Graham Stuart Thomas (1909-2003); 'Chard Varieties' by Ernst Benary (1819-1893); Rosa 'Dream Girl' by Graham Stuart Thomas (1909-2003); 'Carrot Varieties', Ernst Benary (1819-1893).

5 comments :

Patchwork Harmony said...

Ooh these are great, would be lovely in the kitchen!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

These are just stunning! So vivid with amazing detail. Wow!

curiosities by nicole leigh smith said...

These are some of my favorites!

Hope Ava said...

Those are so fantastic! I am always on the hunt for great online archives...thank you so much for sharing these! I can just see an entire hallway done in vintage frames with these beauties...yum!

Sarah @ Different Dog said...

I adore botanicals! Will make it to the flower show one of these days! It's on my list.

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