A. Power, 'Hydrangea hortensia'. Museum no. D.1393-1891

A. Power, 'Hydrangea hortensia'. Museum no. D.1393-1891

A. Power (active late 18th and early 19th century) 
'Hydrangea hortensia'
Watercolour
Museum no. D.1393-1891

This bold illustration of a hydrangea is the work of A. Power, a Maidstone-based artist active around 1800. Very little is known of the artist's life or identity, although his or her work was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1880.

Power's work is in the style of Georg Dionysus Ehret (1708-70), and it is possible that he or she was one of his many pupils.

 

This print can be found in Print Room Box DP3.