Botanical Diary

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ITEM CODE: 25007
Royal Horticultural Society
An elegant showcase of botanical paintings of bulbous plants recorded and collected by Rear-Admiral John Paul Wellington Furse (1904-78). Born...
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Royal Horticultural Society
An elegant showcase of botanical paintings of bulbous plants recorded and collected by Rear-Admiral John Paul Wellington Furse (1904-78). Born in Surrey he was related to revered botanical painter Marianne North (1830-90). Upon his retirement from the Royal Navy in 1959 he undertook expeditions to Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Russia and Afghanistan collecting bulbs. The Society’s Lindley Library has a collection of over 800 watercolours by Furse, awarded the Society’s Victoria Medal of Honour. The exquisite weekly illustrations in the diary feature Crown Imperial Fritillaries (fritillaries being a specialism of Furse) but also daffodils, lilies, colchicums, irises and many other varieties of bulbous flowers.
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Hardback with ribbon marker
17.5 x 23.5cm
112 pages
Week-to-view
Weekly colour illustrations
Storage pocket inside the cover
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