Bowles paintings
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:05:10 PST
> Painted, too, I think.  I remember being shown paintings of crocus he  
> had done.  I was asked not to reveal who now owns them for fear of  
> them being stolen.  I promised not to, but an aging memory  has made  
> the promise unnecessary.

We have five paintings of Crocus cultivars by E.A. Bowles in the RHS Herbarium.  People are welcome to come and view them by appointment.
Crocus sieberi 'Albus' AGM;
Crocus chrysanthus 'Copenhagen China'
Crocus tommasinianus var. roseus
Crocus chrysanthus 'Moonlight'
Crocus chrysanthus 'Blue Jay'

I know that the Natural History Museum also have paintings of Crocus by Bowles. Although, they wanted to charge us a disproportionate amount when we asked permission to use digital copies of them in a display for a Crocus day we were running, I don't think there would be a problem to make an appointment to view them in their archives.  (Of course, none of this is very easy for anyone overseas.)


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