Album of watercolors of Asian fruits and flowers

Album of watercolors of Asian fruits and flowers

Like the previous entry, this is another album produced for Europeans working abroad. This album includes a binder’s spine label reading “Philippine Islands fruits & flowers.” Yet the origins of the watercolors seem likely to be Malaysia or Sumatra, based on the striking similarity with paintings in Kew, the British Library, and the London Natural History Museum. This album contains two images of a cashew plant (plates 8 and 10) that are practically mirror images of one another, indicating a workshop setting, with a standard repertoire, that produced multiples for the market.

 
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