Natural History: Botanical and Naturalist Subjects

Opening: First Thursday Art Walk, Dec. 5, 6pm-8pm

Images from naturalist and botanical texts, in addition to being beautiful, have been key sources of information for doctors and scientists for centuries. The 16th century wood engraver Andres Lagunas depicted important flowers and plants with medicinal properties for the medical text Dioscordides anazarbeo Acerca de la Materia Medicinal, which was published by Mathias Gast in 1555. This five volume work was originally written by a Greek physician in the Roman army between 50 and 70 CE, making it one of the oldest continuously used natural history texts. 

William Curtis, an American Botanist, recognized an interest in the natural world in his fellow Americans and published the first edition of The Botanical Magazine in 1787. Running for over two centuries, this publication offered hand-colored engravings and an educated yet accessible text that familiarized it's readers with both exotic and common plants. Other selected hand colored engravings in this show of botanicals and naturalist subjects reflect on the interest sparked by Darwin and Linnaeus to determine the origin of species.

Full exhibition will be added soon.

Botanical Prints : Roter Trierer Weinapfel at Davidson Galleries

Botanicals

Roter Trierer Weinapfel

Medium: Chromolithograph
Year: 1901
Size: 9 x 6 1/4 inches
Stock Number: 23674
Price: $135.00

Botanical Prints : Peaches at Davidson Galleries

Botanicals

Peaches

Series: The Fruit Grower's Guide
Medium: Chromolithograph
Year: 1891
Publisher: J. S. Virtue & Co.Ltd
Size: 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23665
Price: $120.00

Botanical Prints : Whorled Coreopsis at Davidson Galleries

Botanicals

Whorled Coreopsis

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1871
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 4 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23739
Price: $150.00

Botanical Prints : Gooseberries at Davidson Galleries

Drawn by: F J Swinton

Gooseberries

Medium: Hand-color Lithograph
Year: 1851
Publisher: C Van Benthuysen, Albany
Size: 11 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches
Stock Number: 23690
Price: $125.00

Botanical Prints : Lovage-Leaved Bubon at Davidson Galleries

Botanicals

Lovage-Leaved Bubon

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1824
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 9 1/2 x 8 inches
Stock Number: 23731
Price: $175.00

Botanical Prints : Saint-Foin Vetch at Davidson Galleries

Botanicals

Saint-Foin Vetch

Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1822
Publisher: Samuel Curtis, Walworth
Size: 9 x 5 3/8 inches
Stock Number: 23726
Price: $175.00

Botanical Prints : Carolina Dotted-Leaved Rhododendron at Davidson Galleries

Botanicals

Carolina Dotted-Leaved Rhododendron

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1821
Publisher: T. Curtis
Size: 9 x 5 inches
Stock Number: 23738
Price: $150.00

Botanical Prints : Erythrina Crista Galli at Davidson Galleries

Botanicals

Erythrina Crista Galli

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1820
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 9 1/2 x 8 inches
Stock Number: 23733
Price: $175.00

Botanical Prints : L

Botanicals

L'Agaric Livide

Series: Champignons de la France
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 19th century
Publisher: Pierre Bulliard
Size: 8 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches
Stock Number: 23759
Price: $225.00

Botanical Prints : L

Botanicals

L'Agaric Nu

Series: Champignon de la France
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 19th century
Publisher: Pierre Bulliard
Size: 13 x 9 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 23760
Price: $225.00

Botanical Prints : L

Botanicals

L'Agaric Dryophile

Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 19th century
Publisher: Pierre Bulliard
Size: 9 x 6-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 45440
Price: $225.00

Naturalist Prints - Marine : Seals "Otaria Hookeri" at Davidson Galleries

Naturalist Prints - Animals

Seals "Otaria Hookeri"

Series: TRANS. ZOOL. SOC.
Medium: Handcolored lithograph by J. Smit
Year: 19th century
Publisher: Hanhart
Size: 11 1/4 x 8 5/8 inches
Stock Number: 10293
Price: $110.00

Naturalist Prints - ANIMALS : Wood Truth, Robin, White...nuthatch at Davidson Galleries

Wood Truth, Robin, White...nuthatch

Series: Plate II for American Ornithology
Medium: Hand colored engraving
Year: 1808 - 1818 (Date of impression)
Size: 14 7/8 x 11 1/2 inches
Description: Drawing by A. Wilson (1766-1813). Engraving by A. Lawson (1773-1846).
Stock Number: 9022

Botanical Prints : Chinese Day Lily at Davidson Galleries

Artist: Sydenham Teast Edwards (1768 – 1819)

Chinese Day Lily

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1805
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 4 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23730
Price: $135.00

Botanical Prints : Pensylvanian Lily at Davidson Galleries

Botanicals

Pensylvanian Lily

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1805
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 4 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23747
Price: $150.00

Botanical Prints : Copper-Colour Tritonia at Davidson Galleries

Botanicals

Copper-Colour Tritonia

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1803
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 4 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23749
Price: $135.00

Botanical Prints : Canna-Leaved Strelitzia at Davidson Galleries

Botanicals

Canna-Leaved Strelitzia

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1790
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 9 inches
Condition: Some creasing through the image.
Stock Number: 30963c
Price: $150.00

Botanical Prints : Scarlet Fuchsia at Davidson Galleries

Botanicals

Scarlet Fuchsia

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand-colored engraving
Year: 1789
Publisher: William Curtis
Size: 8 x 4 3/4 inches
Stock Number: 23748
Price: $150.00

Botanical Prints : Cestrum at Davidson Galleries

Botanicals

Cestrum

Series: The Botanical Magazine
Medium: Hand colored engraving
Publisher: Samuel Curtis, Walworth
Size: 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 13616
Price: $125.00

Naturalist Prints - Marine : The Great Sturgeon at Davidson Galleries

Naturalist Prints - Animals

The Great Sturgeon

Medium: Hand colored engraving
Printer: Marcus Eliezer
Publisher: Allgemaine Naturgeschichte der Fische, Berlin
Size: 8 x 15 inches
Stock Number: 19502
Price: $425.00

Naturalist Prints - Marine : Shells, Helicide at Davidson Galleries

Naturalist Prints - Animals

Shells, Helicide

Medium: Lithograph with hand color
Size: 8-1/2 x 4-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 23792
Price: $70.00