We came across this stunning book at auction. We were immediately drawn to the beautiful delicate paintings.
‘I hope that this book will not be found lacking in colour and interest, and that others may be able to enjoy the subtle loveliness of these flowers as I do, because for me white flowers are made up of so many subtle shades and soft colours; in defiance of the title of the book I do not think there is such a thing as a white flower’. Elizabeth Cameron, Allangrange. May 1980
A little biography on Elizabeth Cameron. 1915-2008.
She first learned to paint from her governess, but received more formal teaching at the Slade Art School and St.John’s Wood Art School in London, painting mainly in oils. In 1939 the Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy accepted landscapes and portraits for exhibition, but the intervening war, her marriage to Allan Cameron, bringing up her children and running a frozen food business occupied most of her talent and energy until 1972 when she began to paint flowers in watercolour. She received 3 Gold and 3 Silver medals from The Royal Horticultural Society in recognition of her accuracy in botanical detail and for pictorial excellence.
Each painting is printed on specially made Ventura paper.
The letterpress and the colour reproductions were carried out by Stamperia, Valdongea in Verona.
Each colour plate is framed beautifully to compliment the artworks.
Sold in sets of threes. Would look equally stunning in multiple sets.
Dimensions: Each Print 44cm x 32cm
01 – Eucryphia x nymansevsis Nymansay
02 – Paeonia obovate alba
03 – Jasminum polyanthum