0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Nature in art, still life, landscapes & seascapes

Buy Now

The Dapuri Drawings - Alexander Gibson and the Bombay Botanic Gardens (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed) Loot Price: R572
Discovery Miles 5 720
The Dapuri Drawings - Alexander Gibson and the Bombay Botanic Gardens (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed): Henry J. Noltie

The Dapuri Drawings - Alexander Gibson and the Bombay Botanic Gardens (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)

Henry J. Noltie; Foreword by Stephen Blackmore

 (sign in to rate)
Loot Price R572 Discovery Miles 5 720

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 12 - 17 working days

This illustrated book is about a remarkable collection of botanical drawings belonging to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. The watercolors were commissioned by Alexander Gibson, an East India Company surgeon, and depict plants grown in the botanic gardens under his control in the Bombay Presidency. They are the work of an unknown Portuguese-Indian artist and were made between 1847 and 1850. The main section of the book includes colour reproductions of the 170 drawings arranged in order of the Bombay Flora, which Gibson co-authored with Nicholas Dalzell. Half the species depicted are native to western India, the other half are exotics from as far afield as Argentina and Australia. The color plates are preceded by substantial chapters on Gibson's life and work and a history of Dapuri and the other botanic gardens under his charge. An illustrated introduction tells of the author's travels in search of information about Gibson, his gardens and the drawings.

General

Imprint: ACC Art Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2002
Authors: Henry J. Noltie
Foreword by: Stephen Blackmore
Dimensions: 330 x 230 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Edition: Illustrated Ed
ISBN-13: 978-1-85149-422-4
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Drawing & drawings > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Nature in art, still life, landscapes & seascapes > General
LSN: 1-85149-422-7
Barcode: 9781851494224

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners