British Artists

To run alongside ‘Joseph Hooker; Putting plants in their place’, Dr Sherwood selected a beautiful assortment of over 80 paintings by British botanical artists from her collection. Spectacular large scale works by Coral Guest and Rosie Sanders sat alongside a stunning life sized portrait of the Titan arum, the largest flower in the world, which was painted simultaneously by 3 artists to capture its growth to over 9 feet in just a few days. New paintings by Brigid Edwards and Fiona Strickland as well as a selection of works by Kew artists from Curtis’s Botanical Magazine were also on display.