Alexander Marshal’s Florilegium, or flower book, is one of the most exquisite and fascinating historic works of botanical art. The only surviving compilation of flower watercolors from seventeenth-century England, it has been admired for centuries for its dazzling color and its incredible attention to the intricacies of a varied array of plant species. A highly skilled, although self-taught artist, Alexander Marshal was a horticulturist and famed entomologist who believed the cultivation of plants was essential to the study of the natural world.
“Exquisitely beautiful, the flower paintings of Alexander Marshal have a timeless resonance that makes them look as fresh today as they did when they were first created more than 350 years ago.”
– House and Garden
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Dishes and Pitcher / Maxcera Sunflower Crown, HomeGoods
Goblets / Hobby Lobby, several years ago
Jute Runner, Sunflower Bowls, Napkins, Napkin Rings, Flatware / Pottery Barn, several years ago