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Noltie, Henry J.

The Cleghorn Collection : south Indian botanical drawings, 1845 to 1860 / by H.J. Noltie.

[Edinburgh] : Royal Botanic Garden, 2016.
Physical Description:
vii, 176 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm
Reference Library
QK98.16.I4 N65 2016 (LC) Oversize
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Includes bibliographical references (pages166-167) and index.
"After Cleghorn's death his outstanding collection of drawings, and books relating to forestry and botany, was divided between the University of Edinburgh and what became the National Museum of Scotland. The latter share was transferred to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) in 1940, whereupon it was reunited with his substantial Indian herbarium that had been given in 1896. At this point Cleghorn became, if posthumously, one of the most significant benefactors in the Garden's 300-year history -- books dating back to 1582, and around 3000 exquisite botanical drawings. In this book, more than 200 of the drawings from the Cleghorn Collection are reproduced, in colour, for the first time. These include drawings from nature, copies based on European prints, and Nature Prints made from herbarium specimens. They are the work of several South Indian artists and of pupils of the pioneering Madras School of Art."--Publisher's website.
Subject Terms:
Botanical illustration -- India.
Botany -- Pictorial works.
Cleghorn, H. (Hugh Francis Clarke), 1820-1895 -- Art collections.
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

  • Chapter 1. Of Moochies and Jingers
  • Chapter 2. Drawings from nature
  • The Shimoga drawings, 1845-7
  • Madras drawings of the 1850s
  • Chapter 3. Madras nature prints
  • Chapter 4. Copy illustrations
  • Chapter 5. Drawings by European artists
  • Chapter 6. Alexander Hunter and the Madras School of Art
  • Chapter 7. The Edinburgh University Cleghorn Collection.