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The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Wonderful Flowers Color-by-Numbers

Over 40 Beautiful Images

9781838576042
96 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Overview

From vibrant chrysanthemums to African violets, this color-by-numbers compendium contains over 40 elegant flower designs to complete. Simply match the numbers in the line drawings to the shades on the color-key and create beautiful botanic masterpieces.

This collection is produced in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, a world-famous centre for botanical research based in London. Each of these rare designs are taken from Kew's extensive archives of botanical art, featuring artists such as Pierre-Joseph Redouté (nicknamed "the Raphael of flowers") and Walter Hood Fitch.

This book includes a handy color-key on the back-flap, meaning you can flip it out next to your page for easy coloring reference. You will also find the completed full-color designs on the inside cover for extra guidance. Relax and unwind with these beautiful designs and create stunning botanical artwork.

ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Publishing and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew have collaborated to create a wonderful selection of botanical-themed arts and craft books, including origami, dot-to-dots and colour-by-numbers.

Author Bio

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew houses the largest and most diverse botanical collections in the world. The illustration archives contain more than 170,000 prints and drawings of plants. It is one of London's top tourist attractions and is a World Heritage Site.

Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) has been called the greatest botanical illustrator of all time, known for iconic rose and lily designs. He was an official court artist of Marie Antoinette and his patrons included both of Napoleon's wives - Empress Joséphine and Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma.

Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892) was a renown botanical illustrator, especially celebrated for his color lithograph plates featured in Curtis's Botanical Magazine.