Watercolour, pencil and ink drawings by E.A. Bowles and copies from ‘Curtis’s Botanical Magazine’

Scope and Content


Plant portraits by Bowles in pencil and watercolour, some labelled with plant name and date, including Arisaema, 8 Feb 1889, Helleborus cyclophyllus, Feb 1919, Anemone pavonina, 1938, Tulipa insulinde, 1929, and Anemone fanninii, 2 Jun 1937. 8 items (2 pencil, 3 pencil and watercolour and 3 watercolour)

Pencil drawing of garden at Earlham Hall, Norwich, 1919, and watercolour drawing of pyramids, 27 Feb 1898. 2 items

Plate of a drawing of Iris by Bowles, undated. 1 item

Copies of W.J. Hooker’s plant portraits from ‘Curtis’s Botanical Magazine’ in pen and watercolour, undated. 5 items

Typescript and manuscript notes, undated

These drawings were transferred from the Lindley Library Art Collection to the archive in 2016. It is possible they had been removed from folders in the Bowles archive in the 1950s