The Art of Botanical Illustration

  title={The Art of Botanical Illustration},
  author={H. S. Marshall and Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and William Thomas Stearn},
  journal={Kew Bulletin},
First published in 1950, this required work on the subject was probably the first attempt to present a general survey of the development of botanical illustration from the crude scratchings of paleohthic man down to the highly scientific work of the day. Between the purely botanic drawing and the purely artistic painting lies a vast body of drawings and paintings with a combined scientific and aesthetic appeal, and it is this wide range of illustration that Wilfred Blunt explored and recorded… 
A Millenium and a Half of Fern Illustrations
The history of fern illustration is part of the history of western botanical illustration, and an important theme becomes evident: technological advances pave the way for a growth of knowledge and more accurate perception.
Draughtsmen, botanists and nature: constructing eighteenth-century botanical illustrations.
  • K. Nickelsen
  • History
    Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences
  • 2006
Botanical illustration and photography: a southern hemisphere perspective
An analysis of all digitally available papers in Nuytsia, the Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, Muelleria, Telopea, Austrobaileya and Systematic Botany established that, although photographic illustrations have increased since 2000, botanical illustrations have not always diminished.
Botany and Art in Leonardo’s Leda and the Swan
Leonardo da Vinci was evidently interested in the theme of Leda and the swan. There was a documented cartoon for a projected painting of the subject, and several extant contemporary copies
Botanical Illustration and the Idea of the Garden in the Sixteenth Century Between Imitation and Imagination
The paper presents some motifs of reflection on the idea and the image of the garden that developed during the course of the sixteenth century and on the relationship between art and science. In
Printing and publishing the illustrated botanical book in nineteenth century Great Britain
Abstract In the nineteenth century there was an explosion of interest in gardening at all levels of English Society, including the new middle classes that had developed as a result of the Industrial
Women's Botanical Illustration in Canada: Its Gendered, Colonial and Garden Histories (1830-1930)
This thesis studies botanical illustration by Canadian women between 1830 and 1930 from three aspects: the gendered history of botany from its beginnings as a general practice that later turned into
Painting and Gardening: The Blending of Science and Art
No matter how rigorous a naturalist may be in his scientific work, there are always moments when he senses the aesthetic character of the objects he studies. It may even be safely conjectured that
Life lines: An art history of biological research around 1800.
  • M. Bruhn
  • Art
    Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences
  • 2011
Early scientific illustrations of the Macaronesian flora: An introduction to pre-19th century artworks
The natural history of the Macaronesian Islands has attracted the attention of European naturalists for a long time, as the islands harbour a unique flora and fauna not found in the mainland. As a