Saturday, January 26, 2008

Allegory of Botany and the Courtald's Digital Images


by Benjamin West, 18th C. from the Courtauld website, Art and Architecture.
Search on 'gardens' for all sorts of delights.

I think the garden historian is the one at the far right holding the classical column (remnant of a garden temple, no doubt). Now if only I could find a flowing Grecian robe....

1 comment:

Jim said...

I've stumbled upon your blog and have read every word (there won't be a test, will there?).

I love your site! My interest is in gardening, art, architecture & travel. I find your site to be a kindred spirit to mine. Although yours presents an educated, intelligent, researched, thoughtful, elegant approach.

I enjoy looking at and being in gardens of thoughtful ideas, of any scale or budget or time period. I'm not a student of plants, but design.

Are you familiar with Heritage Landscapes, Inc.? They're working as the historical landscape restorers for a local garden designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and Ellen Biddle Shipman that basically doesn't exist now.

Your information is so good, I may have to steel some. Please visit me at www.ArtofGardening.org!

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