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Chinese Works : Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu. Chinese Works : Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu. Most of the @LinneanSociety’s rare books were produced in Europe, but this beautiful artists’ primer by Chinese printmaker Hu Zhengyan is an exception. The presence of an altered, taboo character dates it to between 1662 and 1722. I’d love to learn more a. Illustrated Manual of Medical Plants. This book is considered the first full-scale botanical art book in Japan.

Illustrated Manual of Medical Plants

It was published in the late Edo period and comprises 92 volumes (volumes 1−4 remain incomplete), including more than 1,900 varieties of plants. The author, Iwasaki Kan’en (1786−1842), was a shogunate vassal. The work contains colored illustrations of wild species, garden species, and imported species, captioned with taxonomic names, and includes biological explanations and other information. The plants are classified and arranged according to the 16th-century Honzō kōmoku (Bencao gangmu in Chinese), a Chinese book of medicine of the Ming dynasty. Kan’en originally intended to publish the entire series in wood-block prints, and the first four volumes (5−8) came out in this form in 1830.

A new lease of life: Conserving one of Kew's rarest works. Keinen kachō gafu / Title Keinen kachō gafu / By Imao, Keinen.

Keinen kachō gafu /

Tanaka, Jirōkichi. Type Book Material Published material Publication info Kyōto :Nishimura Sōzaemon,Meiji 24-25 [1891-1892] 1891 Subjects Birds , Flowers , Japan Find in a local library Imao, Keinen. Tanaka, Jirōkichi. Kyōto :Nishimura Sōzaemon,Meiji 24-25 [1891-1892] Notes: Author's name taken from the preface of the first volume. Text and illustrations printed within black-ruled border. Printed on double leaves. 本草図譜. デジタルミュージアム3 日本では、明治時代まで、薬草を含め薬になる天然自然の産物を研究する学問を「本草学」といった。


Japanese Floral Prints - Kew Botanical Prints. Japanese Botany and Woodblock Printing. India and China. Our Indian and Chinese art collections consist chiefly of pieces commissioned by officials working for the East India Company in the late eighteenth and mid-nineteenth century.

India and China

The Indian artwork collection contains around 15,000 individual pieces produced since 1750. The Chinese collection contains more than 2,000 scientifically important botanical and zoological paintings collected by John Reeves during his time in China (1812–1831). There are also a small number of pieces from collections not commissioned by Reeves. East India Company officials working in India and China became an invaluable resource for the research and documentation of Asian natural history. They commissioned and created artwork for various reasons. While Hardwicke's collection is still extensive, it is believed to have originally been almost three times its current size.

Chinese Botanical Paintings in the British Library Visual Arts Collection - Asian and African studies blog. Rita dal Martello is completing her doctorate at UCL and has completed a doctoral placement at the British Library in November 2019.

Chinese Botanical Paintings in the British Library Visual Arts Collection - Asian and African studies blog

In 2019 the Visual Arts team has been pleased to welcome Rita Dal Martello as the section’s PhD placement focusing on Chinese works on paper. Rita has primarily been working on translating, identifying and cataloguing a collection of over 300 watercolour painting of botanical subjects along with additional paintings related to Chinese furniture and interiors, methods of torture and also the Macartney Embassy to China in 1792-1794. This blog will explore some of Rita’s research related to the Chinese botanical paintings cared for by the Visual Arts team. In 1975, a collection of Chinese botanical paintings was received from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office comprising of 6 volumes of mostly quarto-size sheets of watercolour illustrations. Pale pink Japanese camellia (Camellia japonica) by an unknown Chinese artist, c.1800. Flora Japonica exhibition. Thanks to its geographical isolation and great diversity of climates, Japan is home to about 7,000 plant species of which approximately 40% are endemic.

Flora Japonica exhibition

For centuries Japan was inaccessible to foreigners. Nowadays Japanese plants are to be found in gardens around the globe, but only 200 years ago they were virtually unknown to the outside world. Paintings in the new Flora Japonica exhibition Exhibition highlights Flora Japonica showcases amazingly detailed historic drawings and paintings of Japan’s native flora by Tomitaro Makino, known as the father of Japanese botany. Nerium oleander var.indicum by Tomitaro MakinoMitrastemon yamamotol by Tomitaro Makino.

Japanese Nursery and Seed Trade Catalogs · Nursery and Seed Trade Catalogs · Special Collections Exhibits. Japanese agriculture in the early 19th century. The Seikei Zusetsu is a richly illustrated agricultural encyclopedia that was commissioned by Shimazu Shigehide, ruler of the Satsuma Domain, a province in southern Japan roughly corresponding to modern day Kagoshima prefecture.

Japanese agriculture in the early 19th century

The compilation of this encyclopedia lasted from 1793 to 1804, through a collaborative effort by So Senshun, Kokugaku scholar Shirao Kunihashira, Confucian scholar Mukai Tomoaki and Rangaku scholar Hori Monjuro. The purpose of this encyclopedia was to provide a source of information for improving agricultural production in Southern Japan. Improvements refer to the expansion, diversification, and maximization of agricultural production. Although the original encyclopedia consisted of a hundred volumes at the time of completion, seventy wooden printing blocks were destroyed in two major fires, leaving only thirty volumes to be published. Famous Asian Botanical Artists - BOTANICAL ART & ARTISTS. Fall - Keinen kachō gafu / Xiao mie wen ying de ye sheng zhi wu.