Tuesday, January 25, 2011

RHS Postcards

Citrus aurantium by Georgio Angiolini (illustration painted c.1822-1830)

Bengale Thé hyménée by Pierre Joseph Redouté (1759-1840)

Tab XVI by Ernst Benary (1819-1893)

Pear shaped Quince by William Hooker (1779-1832)

Paeonia Russii var. Reverchoni by Lilian Snelling (1879-1972)

Tulipa 'The Claude', Tulipa 'Duke of Sutherland' by Caroline Maria Applebee (c.1799-1854)

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has a lovely new postcard set out, featuring exquisite botanical artwork from the collections of the RHS Lindley Library. Each set contains 32 postcards — 2 each of 16 illustrations. Gorgeous. You can purchase them here.


Kathryn said...

I love botanical illustrations - what a great find!

emily-kallista said...

Oh, botanical drawings are brilliant! At first they seem so clerical and a little too perfect but as you look at them the complete natural abandon of the plant form comes out. Romantic! Actually can't think of a more peaceful career if one was so gifted! Also love the historical factor..

Unknown said...

Ahhhh, I love these! I'm a real postcard fiend but these botanical drawings ones are brilliant!!



Unknown said...

Aren't they lovely. They go on my wishlist!

Leigha said...

Onions never looked so good!


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