The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge is home to one of the best UK based collections of botanical art from the past - after Kew, the RHS Lindley Library and the Natural History Museum.
Next week I'm going to be visiting the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to view the exhibition of "Crawling with Life: Flower drawings from the Henry Rogers Broughton Bequest" which is on until Sunday 8 May 2016 in Gallery 14. Admission is free.
It comprises 17th and 18th century drawings and paintings by well respected and much admired botanical artists from the past.
the works selected for this exhibition reveal not only a wide range of creatures and insects living amongst the flowers, but plants, either carnivorous or masters of mimicry, which trap insects for food and as a means of aiding pollination.
The exhibition includes paintings by
You can see images from the bequest online if you search the collection online using the query "Henry Rogers Broughton".
This is a review of the exhibition Small works, Plants and Insects by the botanical artist and tutor Dianne Sutherland
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