Tag Archives: flower paintings

(Yet) Another Artist Of Whom I’d Never Heard

Well, had you (assuming, of course, that you are not an expert in eighteenth-century French flower paintings) heard of Gerard van Spaendonck? You will gather from his name that he was not French – he was born in 1746, in … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Botany, Cambridge, France, History, Museums and Galleries, Natural history, Printing and Publishing | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Flowers and Fans and Friends

Just back from a brilliant morning behind some of the mysterious locked doors in the galleries of the Fitzwilliam Museum. I was lucky enough to join a study session for the Friends of the Fitzwilliam on the flower drawings and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments