Ornamental botanical art from the Broughton Collection.
The Henry Rogers Broughton bequest, made in 1973, has given The Fitzwilliam Museum one of the most superb collections of botanical art in the country. The bequest included watercolours, oil paintings, and many albums of flower drawings and studies. This notecard pack features five glorious and vibrant European paintings of ornamental bouquets and represents the finest that the Broughton Collection has to offer. Works included in the set:
Marie Anne, Sweet Peas, morning glory & nasturtiums (cover image)
Thomas Robins the Elder, A bunch of ornamental flowers tied with a ribbon
Louise Eugénie d'Orléans, Blue asters, rosa spinosissima hybrid, harebell, violas, carnation and a wild rose
Antoine Berjon, An urn of poppies and convolvulus on a stone ledge
Michael van Huysum, Mixed flowers in a Chinese vase