Floral Fantasies

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The Museum’s exceptional collection of botanical watercolours and drawings include an array of posies, bouquets and elaborate floral arrangements. Magnificent roses, hyacinths, magnolias, peonies, fuchsias and irises jostle for attention in the works of Gerard van Spaendonck (1746-1822) and Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840). The floral motifs seen in the designs and illustrations of Walter Crane (1845-1915) and Clarence Bicknell (1842-1918) similarly draw their inspiration from garden flowers. Complemented by floral miniatures, jewellery, Sèvres porcelain and children’s books from the wider collection, the watercolours in this exhibition reveal how artists’ everlasting passion for flowers has manifested itself into a variety of creative forms.

The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
CB2 1RB Cambridge
United kingdom
+44 (0)1223 332900
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/calendar/whatson/floral...

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Floral Fantasies The Fitzwilliam Museum Main address: The Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street CB2 1RB Cambridge, United kingdom The Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street CB2 1RB Cambridge, United kingdom The Museum’s exceptional collection of botanical watercolours and drawings include an array of posies, bouquets and elaborate floral arrangements. Magnificent roses, hyacinths, magnolias, peonies, fuchsias and irises jostle for attention in the works of Gerard van Spaendonck (1746-1822) and Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840). The floral motifs seen in the designs and illustrations of Walter Crane (1845-1915) and Clarence Bicknell (1842-1918) similarly draw their inspiration from garden flowers. Complemented by floral miniatures, jewellery, Sèvres porcelain and children’s books from the wider collection, the watercolours in this exhibition reveal how artists’ everlasting passion for flowers has manifested itself into a variety of creative forms. Book tickets