“Sertum orchidaceum”, an album so titled of watercolour drawings of orchids.
English, mid nineteenth-century
Watercolour drawings of orchids and flowering plants, captioned at foot
HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED LARGE-SCALE WATERCOLOUR DRAWINGS. A pencil note on the fly leaf reads “These drawings are thought to be done by the wife of MacFarlane the celebrated orchid painter” (i.e. James Laird MacFarlane, 1836-1913).
Samuel Williams Fuller (c.1777-1857) and Joseph Carr Fuller (c.1782-1863), Gallery of Fine Arts, gallery ticket on front paste-down