The Florilegium of Alexander Marshal at Windsor Castle
Distributed for Royal Collection Trust
The Florilegium of Alexander Marshal contains 159 folios of watercolours depicting more than 600 varieties of plants, insects, birds and animals and is the only known example of a flower book painted by an English artist in the seventeenth century.
This beautifully illustrated large format catalogue, which includes 160 full page colour plates, is the first in a series of four catalogues devoted to the Natural History drawings in the Royal Collection.
“Enchanting” Anna Pavord, The World of Interiors “Beautifully produced and presented” Garden History Society News
List of Figures
Alexander Marshal: Life and Work
Marshal’s Place in the History of Botanical Illustration
Physical Description of the Windsor Volumes
Note to the Reader
Appendix A: Marshal’s Letter to Sir Justinian Isham, 9 September 1641
Appendix B: The Freind Catalogue
Appendix C: List of Known Works by Marshal
Index of Modern Latin Names of Plants and Animals