RHS Botanical Illustration: The Gold Medal Winners
RHS Royal Horticultural Society, 2020
Charlotte has combined her unique experience of working closely with the Royal Horticultural Society’s picture panel with her extensive knowledge of the Lindley Library Collection. Skilfully, she has been able to give a comprehensive overview of the role played by the RHS in the development of botanical illustration, from its first purchase in 1806 to the present, together with an insight into the history of the botanical art awards.
By choosing gold medal winners, she has focused on artists that have been given the ultimate accolade in the field of botanical illustration in the UK.
Exquisite images have been chosen to compliment the carefully balanced and informative text. This allows the reader to move from the historical origins of the Society, and its link to botanic art, to contemporary artists and their work. In so doing the gradual improvement in quality of the finished pieces is obvious.