Category Archives: art

Joseph Banks, Banks' Florilegium, Sydney Parkinson, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Banksia serrata, commonly known as Old Man Banksia, Saw Banksia, Saw-tooth Banksia and Red Honeysuckle, is a species of woody shrub or tree of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family. The plant is native to east coast Australia is

Joseph Banks, Banks' Florilegium, Sydney Parkinson, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Banksia serrata, commonly known as Old Man Banksia, Saw Banksia, Saw-tooth Banksia and Red Honeysuckle, is a species of woody shrub or tree of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family. The plant is native to east coast Australia is

Sydney Parkinson, Banks' Florilegium, Endeavour botanical illustrations, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Ficus parkinsonii was the name given to a type of Australian fig, which today is known by the trinomial moniker Ficus superba var. henneana. The specimen above was collected by the naturalist Joseph Banks on a brief visit to Booby

Sydney Parkinson, Banks' Florilegium, Endeavour botanical illustrations, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Ficus parkinsonii was the name given to a type of Australian fig, which today is known by the trinomial moniker Ficus superba var. henneana. The specimen above was collected by the naturalist Joseph Banks on a brief visit to Booby

Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen, Copenhagen, mermaids, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Han, the Little Merman

He may not be a prince but Copenhagen’s statue of the Little Mermaid finally has a companion almost a hundred years after she was unveiled in the harbour of Langelinie. ‘Han’ (meaning ‘him’ in Danish) is a polished stainless steel

Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen, Copenhagen, mermaids, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Han, the Little Merman

He may not be a prince but Copenhagen’s statue of the Little Mermaid finally has a companion almost a hundred years after she was unveiled in the harbour of Langelinie. ‘Han’ (meaning ‘him’ in Danish) is a polished stainless steel

Herbert James Draper, Odyssey, Homer, mermaids, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Sirens versus mermaids

In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures, portrayed as femmes fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Roman poets Virgil and Ovid located them on a

Herbert James Draper, Odyssey, Homer, mermaids, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Sirens versus mermaids

In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures, portrayed as femmes fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Roman poets Virgil and Ovid located them on a

Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Richard Corbould, transit of Venus, botany, astronomy, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical (and astronomical) illustration of the day

In the era of Enlightenment, books of knowledge, like Encyclopaedia Londinensis, published by English printer, bookseller and stationer John Wilkes in 1807, became more and more ambitious in their scope and scale. This is perhaps best illustrated by the book’s

Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Richard Corbould, transit of Venus, botany, astronomy, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical (and astronomical) illustration of the day

In the era of Enlightenment, books of knowledge, like Encyclopaedia Londinensis, published by English printer, bookseller and stationer John Wilkes in 1807, became more and more ambitious in their scope and scale. This is perhaps best illustrated by the book’s

Carl Linnaeus, Systema Naturae, sexual system, Georg Dionysius Ehret, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States. It was one of the many species first described by Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in his

Carl Linnaeus, Systema Naturae, sexual system, Georg Dionysius Ehret, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States. It was one of the many species first described by Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in his

Little Mermaid gets her prince

For almost a century, Copenhagen’s iconic Little Mermaid statue has perched alone on a rock in the harbour, wistfully pining for the prince she has been promised – and now she will finally get her man, according to a report

Little Mermaid gets her prince

For almost a century, Copenhagen’s iconic Little Mermaid statue has perched alone on a rock in the harbour, wistfully pining for the prince she has been promised – and now she will finally get her man, according to a report