Orchid Paintings by Florence Woolward
April 11, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Church Exhibition Gallery, Lyman Plant House
British botanical illustrator and author, Florence Woolward (1854-1936) was commissioned by the Marquis of Lothian to paint his orchid collection, one of the most extensive orchid collections in the 19th century. On display in this exhibit are prints from Thesaurus Woolwardiae, a compilation of the commissioned paintings. Florence Woolward's botanical artistry brings to life the orchids' natural beauty and the spellbinding range of orchids she was tasked with portraying. Join us on this journey into Orchidelirium. Also featured in the exhibition, is information about the Smith College Botanic Garden orchid collection.
Exhibition Curated by Stride Scholar Karen Yu '16
See short video about the exhibit