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COLLECTION Identifier: arn00020

Chinese paintings of flowering plants [Another series]

Scope and Contents

11 Chinese paintings of flowering plants from approximately 1850. Gouache on pith paper, edged with silk ribbon and further applied to paper. Title derived from note in album. Sheets detached from album. Album stored in separate shared box.


  • circa 1850

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: Material extremely fragile. Please contact for additional information.


0.5 linear feet (1 box, 1 shared flat box) : 11 sheets: color illustrations ; detached from album with woven floral silk cover ; 22 x 34 cm + 25 x 38 cm


Purchase from bookseller S.N. Rhoads of Philadelphia, July 1912. Number: 26, 997.

Related Materials

Other related material at the Botany Libraries, Harvard University Herbaria:

  1. Chinese paintings of flowering plants, hand-colored on rice paper. arn00019
  2. Illustrations of Chinese plants. gra00077

General note

Harvard's Imaging Services department digitized this collection as part of the "Original botanical illustrations of the Botany Libraries" project.

Chinese paintings of flowering plants [Another series], circa 1850: A Guide.
Botany Libraries, Arnold Arboretum Library (Cambridge), Harvard University.
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Repository Details

Part of the Botany Libraries, Arnold Arboretum Library (Cambridge), Harvard University Repository

The Harvard University Herbaria houses five research libraries that are managed collectively as the Botany Libraries. The Arnold Arboretum Library in Cambridge specializes in the identification and classification of Old World plants with emphasis on Asia. The Archives of the Arnold Arboretum (Cambridge) houses unique resources, primarily field notes related to the plant specimens housed in Cambridge.

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