Lilian Snelling: the rhododendron and primula drawings
Considered the most important British Botanical artist of the first half of the 20th century, Lilian Snelling (1879-1972) painted many watercolours and drawings of plants at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh between 1916 and 1921 for its then Regius Keeper, Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour. This beautifully illustrated book reproduces her finished artworks and working sketches from that period, along with a detailed history and an introduction that places Snelling’s extraordinary legacy as a botanical artist in context.
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