Sydney Parkinson’s botanical drawings

Thanks to “The Artist and His Model” for posting a gallery of botanical drawings by Sydney Parkinson.  Evidently they found the drawings here.  All of the pictures are lovely; I’ve copied a few of my favorites below.






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  1. cymast

     /  November 21, 2008

    Lovely! I find this genre (audubonesque realism?) exciting. The drawings always seem to exude an evocative studied sexiness. My fav:

  2. acilius

     /  November 24, 2008

    Thanks for the link, that’s a great picture.

  3. cymast

     /  November 24, 2008

    You’re welcome.

  4. acilius

     /  November 24, 2008

    I love the third bluejay, the one behind the stalk who’s looking out of the frame. What’s out there?

  5. cymast

     /  November 24, 2008

    How funny, I love the third Bluejay because there’s an egg impaled on its beak!

  6. acilius

     /  November 24, 2008

    Well, that too.

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