Picturing Plants: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration

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    Displays
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    Paintings, Room 88a

DISPLAY: Admire detailed botanical illustrations in a range of graphic media, dating from the mid-nineteenth century.

Since its foundation in 1856 the V&A has collected examples of botanical illustration in a variety of graphic media. This display will show you some of the many ways of picturing plants and examine how the style and content of the images were influenced by their purpose and context, as well as by the development of graphic technologies.

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