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Scope and Content This collection contains botanical prints acquired by the Cherokee Garden Library from a variety of sources. Prints include watercolors, hand-colored lithographs, hand-colored copper engravings, and hand-colored plates from books. Some of the artwork is framed and subjects include camellias, fruit trees, ornamental plants, birds, and insects. Of special interest are rare 17th century hand-colored copper engravings by German botanist and apothecary Basilius Besler (1561-1629).
Dates: 1613-2014, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains 35 of 36 original botanical watercolors painted by Sarah G. Towery for Ryan Gainey's (1944-2016) book The Gathered Garden (2012). The thirty-sixth watercolor, "Ryan's Rainbow," is not included in the collection. Gainey, a world-renowned garden designer and horticulturist, commissioned Towery to complete 36 botanical watercolors. Towery reproduced, in watercolor, plants Gainey selected which he considered to be important in...
- Subject: Color prints X