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K. M. T
Flowers of Skye / K.M.T.
Physical Description:
1 volume (33 drawings) : watercolor over graphite ; 15 x 24 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QK308 .K68 1899+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
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Drawings & Watercolors
Signed in manuscript on front paste-down: C.M. Sutton Sharpe, Byways [?], Harrington, Lincoln.
Stamped in ink on front paste-down: Sargeant, stationer, Peterboro'.
Album of watercolors of flowering plants from the Isle of Skye, drawn from 1899 to 1901 by "K.M.T." Following the title-page are 33 full-page watercolors of flowers on the island, each drawn in watercolor over graphite. The Latin and common English names of the flowers are noted, written with the watercolor brush. A handful of the drawings at the beginning of the album are dated. The watercolors are drawn in a late 19th century sketchbook bearing the printed label of Geo. Rowney & Co., the leaves made of Whatman's hand-made paper. The album is covered in the original brown cloth, with a "loop-over" cloth fastener. The upper board is also hand-lettered "Flowers of Skye" in ink.
Subject Terms:
Flowers -- Scotland -- Skye, Island of -- Pictorial works.
Sargeant, J. W. -- Ink stamp.
Skye, Island of (Scotland)
Sutton Sharpe, Catherine M. -- Autograph.
Wild flowers -- Scotland -- Skye, Island of -- Pictorial works.
Women in natural history.
Botanical illustrations.
Graphite drawings.
Sutton Sharpe, Catherine M., former owner.
George Rowney and Co.

  • Teucrium scorodonia, Wood germander, wood sage, June 1899
  • Orobus sylvaticus, Wood bitter vetch, June 1899
  • Scrophularia nodosa, Knotty-rooted fig-wort, July 1899
  • Rubus idaeus, Wild raspberry, Dunvegan, July 1899
  • Lonicera periclymenum, Common honeysuckle, Dunvegan, July 1899
  • Tormenilla officinalis, Common tormentil
  • Thymus serpyllum, Wild thyme
  • Narthecium ossifragum, Lancashire, Bog asphodel
  • Hypericum pulchrum, Small upright St. John's wort
  • From the Bonner
  • Potentilla anserina, Silver-weed, Goose-weed, Wild tansey
  • Erica tetralix, Cross-leaved heath
  • Erica cinerea, Fine-leaved heath, Bell heather
  • Digitalis purpurea, Purple foxglove
  • Convolvulus sepium, Great bind-weed
  • Lotus corniculatus, Common bird's-foot trefoil
  • Senecio jacobaea, Common ragwort
  • Calluna vulgaris, Common ling
  • Lathyrus pratensis, Meadow vetchling
  • Malva moschata, Musk mallow
  • Scabiosa succisa, Devil's-bit scabious
  • Gentiana campestris, Field Gentian
  • Achillea ptarmica, Sneeze-wort, Goose-wort
  • Primula vulgaris, Primrose
  • Sainfoin, Onobrychis sativa, Holy hay
  • Melampyrum pratense, Common yellow cow wheat
  • Hyacinthus non-scriptus, Wild hyacinth, Hare-bell
  • Pinguicula vulgaris, Common butterwort
  • Eriophorum angustifolium, Common cottongrass
  • Geum rivale, Water avens
  • Alchemilla vulgaris, Common ladies' mantle
  • Drosera rotundifolia, Round-leaved sundew; Drosera longifolia, Long-leaved sundew
  • Polygala vulgaris, Common milkwort.

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