Botanical Art

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Browse our expansive selection of botanical art featuring the finest examples of flowers, plants, and fruit from the 1600’s through the 1900’s.

Our collection features many of the most celebrated botanical artists throughout history including Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Maria Sibylla Merian, Basilius Besler, Margaret Mee and many others.  Botanical art holds a special place as the earliest form of natural history art.  The cataloging of plants for medicinal purposes dates back to antiquity.  As empires expanded in early modern Europe, this collecting and cataloging impulse continued. This was done with the intention of importing, naming, and placing foreign plants within a European taxonomy. During the Victorian era, botanical art served as a modest and respectable subject matter for female artists to pursue. Today, some botanical artists use their works to visualize endangered plant ecosystems.

To Learn more about botanical prints, check out our articles The Historical Significance of Botanical Illustration, “A Genteel Diversion” – Unearthing the Complex History of Women and Botanical Art, The Historical Allure of Variegated Tulips, and many others.

$1,140.00

Original stipple engraving on ochre paper; circa 1817 – 1824

$1,140.00

Original stipple engraving on ochre paper; circa 1817 – 1824

A Monograph of Orchids - Original Lithographs

Bateman Pl. 4, Odontoglossum Insleayii

$3,200.00

Bateman Pl. 4, Odontoglossum Insleayii

A Monograph of Orchids - Original Lithographs

Bateman Pl. 5, Odontoglossum Pescatorei

$3,200.00

Bateman Pl. 5, Odontoglossum Pescatorei

A Monograph of Orchids - Original Lithographs

Bateman Pl. 6, Odontoglossum pendulum

$5,500.00

Bateman Pl. 6, Odontoglossum pendulum

A Monograph of Orchids - Original Lithographs

Bateman Pl. 7, Odontoglossum hastilabium

$4,500.00

Bateman Pl. 7, Odontoglossum hastilabium

A Monograph of Orchids - Original Lithographs

Bateman Pl. 9, Odontoglossum naevium

$3,500.00

Bateman Pl. 9, Odontoglossum naevium

A Monograph of Orchids - Original Lithographs

Bateman Pl. 10, Odontoglossum carinatum

$2,800.00

Bateman Pl. 10, Odontoglossum carinatum

A Monograph of Orchids - Original Lithographs

Bateman Pl. 11, Odontoglossum Lindleyanum

$2,500.00

Bateman Pl. 11, Odontoglossum Lindleyanum

A Monograph of Orchids - Original Lithographs

Bateman Pl. 12, Odontoglossum gloriosum

$2,800.00

Bateman Pl. 12, Odontoglossum gloriosum


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Botanical Art Information

How to Distinguish Between the Various Editions of Besler’s ‘Garden of Eichstätt’

A practical guide to understanding and identifying the different editions of Besler’s folio through paper types and material characteristics.

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Botanical Art

Plant Mutations in the Botanical Prints of Pierre-Joseph Redouté

A consideration of the artistic rendering of the Tulip Breaking Virus, and the phenomenon of Rose Perfoliation in Redouté's prints

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Botanical Art

Encountering the Amazon through Margaret Mee’s Lens

A consideration of Mee's implicit and overt depictions of symbiotic ecosystems in her paintings of the Amazon Rainforest

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Botanical Art

The Historical Allure of Variegated Tulips

Visualizing expansion, abundance, and prestige through depictions of "broken" tulips in the art of Basilius Besler, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Dr. Robert Thornton and Robert Furber

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Botanical Art

The Historical Significance of Botanical Illustration

A consideration of the motives behind picturing plants including the functional uses and theoretical implications of floral imagery.

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Botanical Art

The Symbolic Implications of the Pineapple

Visually flamboyant, gustatorily delicious, and polarizing when placed on pizza, the pineapple is a fruit ripe with symbolism and dynamic historical consequence. From its introduction [...]

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