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Rory McEwen (1932-1982) (1988): The Botanical Paintings - a major retrospective exhibition

Festival Exhibition 1988 

Rory McEwan

Rory McEwan: "Apples", 1953, watercolour on vellum, 27 x 19.5 cm, courtesy of Lady Rose Yorke. 

The Botanical Paintings of Rory McEwan

Rory McEwan: "Red Pepper", 1971, watercolour on vellum, 70 x 63.2 cm, courtesy of The Lord Hesketh.

The Botanical Paintings of Rory McEwan

Rory McEwan: "Auricula ‘Lady Drury' (Light Centred Alpine)", 1963, watercolour on vellum, 42 x 32 cm, Private Collection.

The Botanical Paintings of Rory McEwan

Rory McEwan, "True Facts from Nature No.4", 1972, Watercolour on vellum, 52.5 x 73 cm, Private Collection.  

WORKS IN EXHIBITION 

1. Rose 'Gloire de Dijion' 1952, Watercolour on paper, Mr and Mrs John McEwen

2. Two Carnations 1953, Watercolour on vellum, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother

3. Rose 'Königin von Dänemark' 1953, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, dated and inscribed, H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

4. Rose 'Rose Mundi' 1953, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, dated and inscribed, H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

5. Apples 1953, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Lady Rose Yorke

6. Carnations 'The Painted Lady' 1954, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, dated and inscribed, Private Collection

7. Tulips 'Julia Farnese' 1955, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Private Collection

8. Tulips 1955, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Private Collection

9. Group of Allwood's Carnations 1962, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia

10. Allwood's Carnations I 1962, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, Private Collection

11. Tulipa hoogiana 1962, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, Lady Pamela Harlech

12. Amaryllis 1962, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, Private Collection

13. Auricula ‘S.G. Holden' (White Edge) 1963, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, dated and inscribed on verso, Private Collection

14. Auricula ‘Gold of Ophir' (Yellow self) 1963, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, dated and  inscribed on verso, Private Collection

15. Auricula ‘Lady Drury' (Light-centred alpine) 1963, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, dated and inscribed on verso, Private Collection

16. Two Anemones (Red) 1963-64, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, Mrs H J Heinz II

17. Two Anemones (Purple) 1963-64, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, Mrs H J Heinz II

18. Lily Bud 1964, Watercolour on vellum, Private Collection

19. Crosuses 1964, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Mrs Tessa Kennedy

20. Gentiana sino-ornata I 1965, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, dated and inscribed, Private Collection

21. Two Gentians 1964-65, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, The Earl and Countess of Airlie

22. Fritillary ‘Crown Imperial' 1965, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, dated and inscribed on verso, Private Collection

23. Artichoke 1967, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Mrs Oliver Hoare

24. Flowering Artichoke 1971, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Mrs H J Heinz II

25. Peeling Onion 1971, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Private Collection

26. Indian Onion (Painted in Benares) 1971,  Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Lady Keswick

27. Crab Apple 1971, Watercolour on vellum, Private Collection

28. Red Pepper 1971, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, The Lord Hesketh

29. Persimmon 1971, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, The Lord Hesketh

30. Bhutanese Pepper 1971, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated; inscribed on verso, Private Collection

31. Rose ‘Madame Issac Periere' 1971-72, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, The Lord Hesketh

32. Mushroom 1972, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Marina Vaizey

33. Dead Violets VI 1972, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, The Lord Hesketh

34. True Facts From Nature No.4 1972, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Private Collection

35. True Facts From Nature No.10 (Northern Leaves for Cy) 1973, Signed, dated and inscribed, Private Collection

36. True Facts From Nature (7 images) 1973, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Jim and Nancy Dine

37. True Facts From Nature (Sycamore Leaf) 1973, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, The Lord Hesketh

38. True Facts From Nature (Cherry Leaf) 1973, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, The Earl of Gowrie

39. Old- fashioned Rose, Beech Mast and Clover 1974, Watercolour on vellum, Signed, Private Collection

40. Red Tulip, July 28 1974, Watercolour on paper, Signed and dated, Private Collection

41. Sweet Pea 1974, Watercolour on paper, Signed and dated, Private Collection

42. Amaryllis, September 4 1974, Watercolour on paper, Signed and dated, private Collection

43. Grasses and Wildflowers, September 4 1974, Watercolour on paper, Signed and dated, Private Collection

44. Grasses, September 9 1974, Watercolour on paper, Signed, dated and inscribed, The Lod Ogilvy

45. Grasses and Wildflowers, September 1974, Watercolour on paper, Signed, dated and inscribed, Mr and Mrs Anthony Aris

46. Primula scotica 1974, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Professor T.A Lee

47. Old English Stripped Tulip ‘Sam Barlow', Bizarre, Feathered 1974-76, Signed, dated; inscribed by Professor Parvanta, Private Collection

48. Dying Tulip II 1976, Watercolour on vellum, Signed with initials and dated, Private Collection

49. Bybloemen Tulip ‘Columbine' Breeder' 1976, Watercolour on vellum, Signed with initials and dated, Yonty Solomon

50. Bybloemen Tulip ‘habit de Noce' Feathered 1976, Watercolour on vellum, Signed with initials and dated, Private Collection

51. Tulip (Red and Yellow) 1976, Watercolour on vellum, Signed with initials and dated, Private Collection

52. Grasses 1977, Watercolour on paper, Signed and dated, Private Collection

53. Fritillaria meleagris 1977, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Prudence Cuming

54. Fritillaria latifolia 1977, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, The Earl of Haddington

55. Fritillaria raddeana 1977, Watercolour on paper, Signed and dated, Private Collection

56. Taraxacum officinalis [sic]. Dandelion with Knockdolian Hill: ‘Homage to Karl Blossfeldt' No.2 1977, Watercolour on paper, Signed, dated and inscribed, Private Collection

57. Aconitum. Monk's Hood with Ailsa Craig II; Homage to Karl Blossfeldt' No.5 1977, Watercolour on paper, , Private Collection

58. Forsythia suspense. Japanese Golden Bell with Ailsa Craig; ‘Homage to Karl Blossfeldt' No.6 1977, Watercolour on paper, Signed, dated and inscribed, Private Collection

59. Allium ostrowskianum. Umbel of Garlic Plant with Knockdolian Hill I; ‘Homage to Karl Blossfeldt' No. 8 1977, Watercolour on paper, Signed and inscribed, Private Collection

60. Equisetum hiemale [sic]. Winter horsetail with Ailsa Craig II; ‘Homage to Karl Blossfeldt' No.11 1977, Watercolour on paper, Signed and inscribed, Private Collection

61. Bardrochat 1978, Watercolour on vellum, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

62. Kew Gardens IV 1979, Watercolour on vellum, The Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

63. Datchet Road, Eton 1979, Watercolour on vellum, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

64. Limerston Street 1979, Watercolour on vellum, Private Collection

65. Dutchman's Farm, Eton 1979, Watercolour on vellum,  Private Collection

66. Richmond Park II 1980, Watercolour on vellum, The Hon. Jonathan Hope

67. Rose (from the Panjshir Valley) 1980-81

68. Dead Onion VI 1980-81, Watercolour on vellum, Private Collection

69. Fritillaria meleagris 1981, Watercolour on vellum, Private Collection

70. Border Carnation (front) 1981 Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, John Stefanidis

71. Border Carnation (back) 1981, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, John Stefanidis

72. Fritillaria messanenis 1981-82, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Private Collection

73. Fritillaria caucasica 1982, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Private Collection

74. Gentian 1982, Watercolour on vellum, Signed and dated, Private Collection

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Flowering Artichoke, 1971

Flowering Artichoke, 1971

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