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BARBARA NICHOLSON - Illustrations for the Oxford Book of Wildflowers

Dates: 23 March - 30 April 2016

A group of 12 original watercolour illustrations for the Oxford Book of Wildflowers, published in 1960.

Barbara Evelyn Nicholson was born in 1906 and trained at the Royal College of Art where she was awarded her degree in 1923. After setting out as a medical illustrator, her career took a turn when in 1958, Christina Foyle of Foyles Bookshop in London invited Barbara to exhibit some of her watercolours at her gallery in the Charing Cross Road. The tremendous success of this exhibition established Barbara as an accomplished botanical illustrator and led to a very productive relationship with the Oxford University Press. Over the next 15 years she painted over 500 illustrations for them including: The Oxford Book of Wild Flowers (1960), The Oxford Book of Garden Flowers (1963), The Oxford Book of Flowerless Plants (1966), The Oxford Book of Food Plants (1969) and The Oxford Book of Trees (1975). She received further commissions from the British Museum (Natural History), Liberty’s, the Curwen Press and others.

All are offered unframed but in conservation mounts. Some have touches of the printers white highlighting.

Viewing is by appointment in London or Oxfordshire.

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Comfrey; Common Mallow; Musk Mallow; Deadly Nightshade; Duke of Argyll’s Tea Pla...
Watercolour and bodycolour, unframed, in conservation mount
20.00 x 15.50cm (7.87 x 6.10 inches)
Barbara Evelyn Nicholson was born in 1906 and trained at the Royal College of Art where she was awarded her degree in 1923. After setting out as a...
Stock Code: 1614
SOLD
Common Helleborine; Violet Helleborine; Fly Orchid; Marsh Helleborine;  Bee Orch...
Watercolour and bodycolour, unframed, in conservation mount
20.00 x 15.50cm (7.87 x 6.10 inches)
Barbara Evelyn Nicholson was born in 1906 and trained at the Royal College of Art where she was awarded her degree in 1923. After setting out as a...
Stock Code: 1609
SOLD
Common Spotted Orchis; Green-Winged Orchis; Early Purple Orchis; Pyramidal Orchi...
Watercolour and bodycolour, unframed, in conservation mount
20.00 x 15.50cm (7.87 x 6.10 inches)
Barbara Evelyn Nicholson was born in 1906 and trained at the Royal College of Art where she was awarded her degree in 1923. After setting out as a...
Stock Code: 1612
SOLD
Dog Rose; Sweet Briar; Blackberry; Marsh Cinquefoil; Water Avens
Watercolour and bodycolour, unframed, in conservation mount
20.00 x 15.50cm (7.87 x 6.10 inches)
Barbara Evelyn Nicholson was born in 1906 and trained at the Royal College of Art where she was awarded her degree in 1923. After setting out as a...
Stock Code: 1615
SOLD
Dyer’s Greenweed; Broom; Gorse; Dwarf Furze
Watercolour and bodycolour, unframed, in conservation mount
20.00 x 15.50cm (7.87 x 6.10 inches)
Barbara Evelyn Nicholson was born in 1906 and trained at the Royal College of Art where she was awarded her degree in 1923. After setting out as a...
Stock Code: 1613
SOLD
Field Madder; Pasque Flower; Lesser Bromrape; Common Butterwort; Pale Butterwort...
Watercolour and bodycolour, unframed, in conservation mount
20.00 x 15.50cm (7.87 x 6.10 inches)
Barbara Evelyn Nicholson was born in 1906 and trained at the Royal College of Art where she was awarded her degree in 1923. After setting out as a...
Stock Code: 1608
SOLD
Frog Orchid; Man Orchid; Musk Orchid; Bird’s-Nest Orchid; Common Twayblade; Less...
Watercolour and bodycolour, unframed, in conservation mount
20.00 x 15.50cm (7.87 x 6.10 inches)
Barbara Evelyn Nicholson was born in 1906 and trained at the Royal College of Art where she was awarded her degree in 1923. After setting out as a...
Stock Code: 1610
£200.00
Pale Flax; Meadow Cranesbill; Bluebell; Spring Squill; Chalk Milkwort; Heath Mil...
Watercolour and bodycolour, unframed, in conservation mount
20.00 x 15.50cm (7.87 x 6.10 inches)
Barbara Evelyn Nicholson was born in 1906 and trained at the Royal College of Art where she was awarded her degree in 1923. After setting out as a...
Stock Code: 1605
SOLD
Sea Lungwort; Alkanet; Blue Gromwell; Viper’s Bugloss; Borage & Bugloss
Watercolour and bodycolour, unframed, in conservation mount
20.00 x 15.50cm (7.87 x 6.10 inches)
Barbara Evelyn Nicholson was born in 1906 and trained at the Royal College of Art where she was awarded her degree in 1923. After setting out as a...
Stock Code: 1607
SOLD
Spreading Bellflower; Nettle-Leaved Bellflower; Clustered Bell Flower; Creeping ...
Watercolour and bodycolour, unframed, in conservation mount
20.00 x 15.50cm (7.87 x 6.10 inches)
Barbara Evelyn Nicholson was born in 1906 and trained at the Royal College of Art where she was awarded her degree in 1923. After setting out as a...
Stock Code: 1006
SOLD
Sun Spurge; Wood Spurge; Lords-and-Ladies; Dog's Mercury
Watercolour and bodycolour, unframed, in conservation mount
20.00 x 15.50cm (7.87 x 6.10 inches)
Barbara Evelyn Nicholson was born in 1906 and trained at the Royal College of Art where she was awarded her degree in 1923. After setting out as a...
Stock Code: 1616/12
SOLD


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