Flora! Illuminated… Day 12

Lily

Lily

Lilian Snelling. Lilium centifolum, 1933 Hand-colored zincograph.

I know a little garden-close
set thick with lily and red rose,
where I would wander if I might
from dewy dawn to dewy night,
and have one with me wandering.

William Morris

As principal artist and lithographer for thirty years at Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, Lilian Snelling created “over 830 paintings and plates for her own work as well as the other contributing artists.” Originally founded as The Botanical Magazine in the late 18th century, other noted artists who contributed to Curtis’s include William Jackson Hooker, Walter Hood Fitch, Matilda Smith, Margaret Stones, Christabel King and Ann Farrer. As evidenced by her rendition of Lilium centifolium, her “… delicate drawings are admired for their botanical accuracy, impeccable draftsmanship, great sensibility, and grace.”

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Twenty Six Days of Flora Illuminated

APPLE

Apple

BANANA

Banana

CHRYSANTHEMUM

Chrysanthemum

DANDELION

Dandelion

EUCALYPTUS

Eucalyptus

FRITILLARIA

Fritillaria

GRAPES

HAWTHORN

IRIS

JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT

KOELREUTERIA PANICULATA

LILY

MAGNOLIA

NARCISSUS

OLIVE

PINE

QUERCUS

RHODODENDRON

SUNFLOWER

TULIP

ULMUS

VIOLET

WISTERIA

XYLOBIUM SQUALENS

YEW

ZINNIA

The Morton Arboretum

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