Shirley Sherwood Collection : Botanical Art Over 30 Years - the exhibition catalogue from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Shirley Sherwood Collection : Botanical Art Over 30 Years

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'A glorious celebration of the world's most important collection of botanical art' - Country Life

A handsome book with highlights from the Shirley Sherwood Collection of contemporary botanical art

Made over a period of 30 years by Dr Shirley Sherwood and considered the most important private collection of its kind in the world.

Showcasing the beauty and diversity of the collection, this book features 285 botanical paintings by 144 artists from 36 countries. The paintings are arranged in chapters by geographical origin of the artists, and each artwork is beautifully reproduced on a single page. Many of the artists are from the British Isles but there are also impressive and varied paintings from Japan, Thailand, Brazil, Australia, Russia, South Africa and the United States. The many ways used to create plant portraits are explored in watercolour, pen and ink, oils, diamond point etching on paper, vellum, glass and canvas. An additional chapter features the thousandth painting by Coral Guest, and how this was initiated and added to the collection. Biographies of all the artists featured are provided at the back of the book.

  • Author: Shirley Sherwood
  • Hardcover: 320 pages | 285 colour illustrations
  • Date published: October 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1842466933
  • Product Dimensions: 28.9 x 24.9 cm

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