Capturing Flora October 1, 2012 09:04

Some pictures from the “Capturing Flora: 300 years of Australian botanical art” exhibition I found in the Internet:

Telopea speciosissima, Waratah, 1837-1842 © All rights reserved Miss Maund 2012 Australia Benjamin Maund, publisher Telopea speciosissima, Waratah, 1837-1842 from Maund's The Botanist handcoloured engraving on paper Collection: Art Gallery of Ballarat Purchased with funds from the Joe White Bequest, 2010

Swainsona formosa, Sturt’s desert pea, 1699 © All rights reserved Capturing Flora: 300 years of Australian botanical art 2012 Australia Sturt Desert Pea, Unknown artist William Dampier, author James and John Knapton, publisher plate 4, from Dampier’s A Voyage to New Holland in the year 1699, vol. 3, 1729 edition engraving in publication. Collection: Art Gallery of Ballarat Gift of Lady Currie in memory of Sir Alan Currie, 1949

Redoute - Metrosideros lophanta © All rights reserved Pierre Joseph Redouté 2012 Australia Gabriel, engraver Metrosideros lophanta plate 56 from Henri Duhamel du Monceau's Traite des arbres et arbustes que l'on cultivee en France en pleine terre (Trees and Shrubs that are grown in the ground in France) handcoloured engraving on paper. Collection: Art Gallery of Ballarat Purchased with funds from the Joe White Bequest, 2012

Nymphaea gigantea W.Hook, 1855 © All rights reserved Walter Fitch 2012 Australia Charles Lemaire, editor botanical print from Le Jardin Floriste, vol. 3 handcoloured engraving on paper with gum arabic. Collection: Art Gallery of Ballarat Purchased with funds from public donation, 2011

Our tickets to the exhibition

photos from here