Excerpts from ‘Indian Botanical Art: An Illustrated History’ by Martyn Rix.
Excerpts from ‘Indian Botanical Art: An Illustrated History’ by Martyn Rix. The book consists of striking Indian botanical illustrations, spanning over 300 with special emphasis on the 18th and 19th centuries. These paintings were largely commissioned by East India Company’s surgeon-botanists but were brought to life entirely by the genius of native Indian artists, who were, until now, rarely acknowledged.
Martyn Rix is a renowned horticulturalist, and author of many books including ‘The Golden Age of Botanical Art’ (Andre Deutsch, 2018) and co-author of ‘Treasures of Botanical Art’ (Kew Publishing, 2018), ‘Flora Japonica’ (Kew Publishing, 2016) and ‘Treasured Trees’ (Kew Publishing, 2015), and editor of ‘Curtis’s Botanical Magazine’. In 2002, he was awarded the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society for his services to horticulture, and, in 2008, a Tercentary bronze medal from the Linnean Society.
(Excerpted with permission from Roli Books)
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