Flora! Illuminated… Day 21

Ulmus

Elm

Jacob George Strutt. The Tutbury Wych Elm from Sylva Britannica, 1826. Etching.

The lovely town was white with apple-blooms,
And the great elms o’erhead
Dark shadows wove on their aerial looms
Shot through with golden thread.

–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Strutt’s illustration in our exhibit of this magnificent elm is an etching. Ever wonder how an etching is created? Through MOMA’s interactive demonstration, learn how to create woodcuts, etchings, lithography and screenprints – and also view some outstanding examples!

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1 Response to “Flora! Illuminated… Day 21”


  1. 1 Cathy Murray 08/07/2010 at 1:26 pm

    a verse from Kipling’s “Tree Song”

    Ellum she hateth mankind, and waiteth
    Till every gust be laid,
    To drop a limb on the head of him
    That anyway trusts her shade:
    But whether a lad be sober or sad,
    Or mellow with ale from the horn,
    He will take no wrong when he lieth along
    ‘Neath Oak, and Ash, and Thorn!


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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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