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Foliage Collection

Background imageFoliage Collection: Molluscs / Snails / Print

Molluscs / Snails / Print
Snails on and around various foliage

Background imageFoliage Collection: Insects of Surinam

Insects of Surinam
Plate 9 from Dissertatio de Generatione et Metamorphosibus Insectorum Surinamensium (1726) by Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717) & Johanna Helena Herolt (1668-1773)

Background imageFoliage Collection: Strelitzea sp. bird of paradise flower

Strelitzea sp. bird of paradise flower
Plate 911 from the John Reeves Collection of Botanical Drawings from Canton, China. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFoliage Collection: Adam, Eve, Serpent

Adam, Eve, Serpent
Conveniently placed foliage conceals the private parts of Adam and Eve, of which they are about to become modest thanks to the apple Eve is inviting Adam to taste

Background imageFoliage Collection: Indian Summer. Squam Lake, N. H

Indian Summer. Squam Lake, N. H
Indian Summer. Squam Lake, New Hampshire. Autumn scene with colourful foliage on the trees around the lake Date: 1868

Background imageFoliage Collection: Panama Canal / East Chambr

Panama Canal / East Chambr
One of several ships with this name, this battleship of the U.S.Navy will serve with the British fleet during World War One and also survive the 1946 Bikini atom bomb tests !

Background imageFoliage Collection: Harp with yellow flowers on a cutout greetings card

Harp with yellow flowers on a cutout greetings card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFoliage Collection: Ananas comosus, pineapple

Ananas comosus, pineapple
A photograph of the detail from one of the decorative ceiling panels from the roof of the Natural History Museums Central Hall. Showing Ananas comosus, pineapple

Background imageFoliage Collection: Insects of Surinam

Insects of Surinam
Plate 4 from Dissertatio de Generatione et Metamorphosibus Insectorum Surinamensium (1726) by Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717) & Johanna Helena Herolt (1668-1773)

Background imageFoliage Collection: Banjo with pink flowers on a Victorian scrap

Banjo with pink flowers on a Victorian scrap. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFoliage Collection: Poster, Pan American to the Caribbean

Poster, Pan American to the Caribbean
Poster, Pan American airline to the Caribbean. circa 1950s

Background imageFoliage Collection: Claude Monet (1840-1926). Bathers at La Grenouillere (1869)

Claude Monet (1840-1926). Bathers at La Grenouillere (1869)
Claude Monet (1840-1926). French painter founder of French impressionist painting. Bathers at La Grenouillere (1869). Oil on Canvas. National Gallery. Londres. England. UK

Background imageFoliage Collection: Amaryllis cultivar, Mlle. Yvonne Linden, Hippeastrum yvonne

Amaryllis cultivar, Mlle. Yvonne Linden, Hippeastrum yvonne. Chromolithograph by P. de Pannemaeker after an illustration by A. Goossens from Jean Lindens l Illustration Horticole, Brussels, 1894

Background imageFoliage Collection: Salix caprea, goat willow tree

Salix caprea, goat willow tree
An illustrative plate of goat willow foliage and catkins from the Botany Library Plate Collection, held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFoliage Collection: Bren Gunner, 7th Gurkha Rifles, Burma, 1944 (c)

Bren Gunner, 7th Gurkha Rifles, Burma, 1944 (c)
Photograph: A well-concealed Bren Gunner of the 7th Gurkha Rifles amongst the thick foliage of the Burmese jungle, 1944 (c)

Background imageFoliage Collection: Flowers and foliage on an assortment of Victorian scraps

Flowers and foliage on an assortment of Victorian scraps. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFoliage Collection: Flapper / Ascot Dress / 1926

Flapper / Ascot Dress / 1926
An Ascot gown of georgette trimmed with bands of emeralds and diamonds. A fringe of uncurled ostrich feather is caught at one side with a rose and foliage

Background imageFoliage Collection: Fuchsia varieties: Fritz, Mathilde and Juliette

Fuchsia varieties: Fritz, Mathilde and Juliette. Chromolithograph by Pieter de Pannemaeker from Jean Lindens l Illustration Horticole, Brussels, 1883

Background imageFoliage Collection: Red leaf palm, Chambeyronia macrocarpa

Red leaf palm, Chambeyronia macrocarpa
Red leaf palm or flamethrower palm tree, Chambeyronia macrocarpa (Kentia luciani). Chromolithograph by P. de Pannemaeker from Jean Lindens l Illustration Horticole, Brussels, 1882

Background imageFoliage Collection: Serbian Shepherds

Serbian Shepherds
RAINMAKING, SERBIA In times of drought, young Dodoles go from village to village in costumes garnished with foliage, dancing while the peasants water the ground

Background imageFoliage Collection: Wroxeter (Vriconium)

Wroxeter (Vriconium)
A surviving section of the Roman wall of Wroxeter, the largest Roman city to survive completely without any modern development. Only the Roman Baths are on public display

Background imageFoliage Collection: Galanthus & Ivy

Galanthus & Ivy
SNOWDROPS intertwined with Ivy and other foliage in a decorative manner

Background imageFoliage Collection: Two robins with holly and mistletoe on a Christmas card

Two robins with holly and mistletoe on a Christmas card
Two robins with holly and mistletoe on a cutout Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFoliage Collection: Dumbcane, Dieffenbachia seguine

Dumbcane, Dieffenbachia seguine (Dieffenbachia magnifica). Chromolithograph by P. de Pannemaeker from Jean Lindens l Illustration Horticole, Brussels, 1883

Background imageFoliage Collection: Wardian case with ferns 1857

Wardian case with ferns 1857
Fern case in the shape of a small aviary with canaries. Scale of the design is three feet long, the space reserved for plants extending 10 inches on either side of the cage or aviary which is 16

Background imageFoliage Collection: The Blue Lagoon - Jean Lasalle

The Blue Lagoon - Jean Lasalle
Fantasy card - painting by Jean Lasalle - The Blue Lagoon Series (1/4) Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFoliage Collection: The Grizzly giant, sequoia tree, Maarispos Grove, California

The Grizzly giant, sequoia tree, Maarispos Grove, California, men and horses in front of the tree. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageFoliage Collection: Monteith or jardiniere with Acanthus foliage reliefs

Monteith or jardiniere with Acanthus foliage reliefs. Chromolithograph by W. Griggs from Frederick Rathbones Old Wedgwood, the Decorative or Artistic Ceramic Work Produced by Josiah Wedgwood

Background imageFoliage Collection: Types of leaves of plants

Types of leaves of plants. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after Sydenham Edwards from John Mason Goods Pantologia, a New Encyclopedia, G. Kearsley, London, 1813

Background imageFoliage Collection: Homalomena lindenii

Homalomena lindenii (Alocasia lindeni). Chromolithograph by Pieter de Pannemaeker from Jean Lindens l Illustration Horticole, Brussels, 1885

Background imageFoliage Collection: Alocasia devansayana

Alocasia devansayana (Colocasia devansayana). Chromolithograph by Francois Stroobant from Jean Lindens l Illustration Horticole, Brussels, 1885

Background imageFoliage Collection: Ladys purse varieties, Calceolaria arachnoidea

Ladys purse varieties, Calceolaria arachnoidea (Calceolaria arachnoideo-crenatiflora). Drawn and chromolithographed by Pieter de Pannemaeker from Jean Lindens l Illustration Horticole, Brussels, 1888

Background imageFoliage Collection: Leea amabilis foliage plant

Leea amabilis foliage plant (Leea amabilis var. splendens). Chromolithograph by Pieter de Pannemaeker from Jean Lindens l Illustration Horticole, Brussels, 1884

Background imageFoliage Collection: Flamingo flower, Anthurium splendidum

Flamingo flower, Anthurium splendidum. Chromolithograph by Pieter de Pannemaeker from Jean Lindens l Illustration Horticole, Brussels, 1884

Background imageFoliage Collection: Alocasia longiloba foliage plant

Alocasia longiloba foliage plant (Alocasia putzeysii). Chromolithograph by P. de Pannemaeker from Jean Lindens l Illustration Horticole, Brussels, 1882

Background imageFoliage Collection: Seersucker plant, Geogenanthus poeppigii

Seersucker plant, Geogenanthus poeppigii (Dichorisandra undata). Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageFoliage Collection: Tapestry panel

Tapestry panel
Flemish verdure tapestry panel depicting a woodland scene with birds, foliage, two castles, a bridge and a stream. It was probably woven in Oudenarde in c.1640

Background imageFoliage Collection: Gothic Panelling

Gothic Panelling
A lithographic plate produced by Day and Sons, showing a series of designs for enriched panelling using gothic foliage. These designs would have often been adapted for carvings in wood

Background imageFoliage Collection: William Morris Stained Glass Foliage

William Morris Stained Glass Foliage
A series of three designs by William Morris for foliage backgrounds to stained glass. Date: circa 1880

Background imageFoliage Collection: Angeli Laudantes Tapestry

Angeli Laudantes Tapestry
A tapestry woven for Eton College Chapel in 1905, from a Burne-Jones design in 1894, depicting two angels playing their harps, standing amongst flowers

Background imageFoliage Collection: Three Japanese Gifts for Felicitous Events

Three Japanese Gifts for Felicitous Events, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Osaka. Top: Symbol of Supreme Felicity - red and white silk crepe, pine foliage, crane and tortoise

Background imageFoliage Collection: Stictite Advertisement

Stictite Advertisement
Advertisement for Stictite. Promoting Stictite tree bonding compound, preventing nasty insects from laying eggs and damaging foliage. Date: circa 1930

Background imageFoliage Collection: Foliage, plants and flowers which appear in June (Juni). Date: 1903

Foliage, plants and flowers which appear in June (Juni). Date: 1903

Background imageFoliage Collection: Victorian mourning card, In Memoriam, with envelope

Victorian mourning card, In Memoriam, with envelope
Victorian mourning card, In Memoriam, with a cross and ivy, and accompanying mourning envelope with black edging. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageFoliage Collection: Mourning woman with cross and flowers

Mourning woman with cross and flowers. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageFoliage Collection: Flowers, cherubs and crosses on an Easter card

Flowers, cherubs and crosses on an Easter card
Flowers, cherubs and crosses on a three-part Easter card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFoliage Collection: LEAF INSECTS

LEAF INSECTS
There are 25 insects here, all mimicking foliage or such : the dead-leaf butterfly is in the centre : the leaf-like locust upper right, and there are various stick insects. Date: circa 1890

Background imageFoliage Collection: Soribashi Bridge, Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine, Drum Bridge, Osaka

Soribashi Bridge, Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine, Drum Bridge, Osaka
Vintage 19th century photograph - Japan - from the studio of Baron Raimund von Stillfried. Soribashi Bridge at Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine was also called the Drum Bridge, Osaka



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