A selection of botanical art from the Broughton Collection.
The Broughton bequest has given the Fitzwilliam Museum one of the most impressive holdings of flower paintings and botanical drawings in the world. This notecard pack features a series of beautiful illustrations giving a taste of the variety of artists within the Broughton collection, and depicted an array of plant life. The illustrations included are:
Georg Dionysius Ehret, Amaryllis belladonna (detail), 1761 (cover image)
James Sowerby, Crinum Africanum (Agapanthus) (detail), and Tradescantia (Virginia Spiderwort (detail)
James Bolton, Lady's Slipper Orchid (detail)
Aert Schouman, Liliaceae (detail)