Creator Record

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Name Blackwell, Elizabeth
Life Dates 1707-1758
Born: Aberdeen, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Illustrator
Printmaker
Role Artist

Associated Records

Image of Nature Print Collection - 2016.7.3

Nature Print Collection - 2016.7.3

"Cashew (Anacardium Occidentale)," hand-colored copperplate engraving from "A Curious Herbal: Herbarium Blackwellianum" by Elizabeth Blackwell. London, revised edition, 1750 (original published 1737-1739) Exhibition Label (Birds, Bugs, & Blooms, 2014): Though she never travelled outside of Europe, Elizabeth Blackwell, an amateur artist, capitalized on the need for an updated herbal that that included species recently discovered in the New World and unfamiliar to Europeans. Text that accompanied this print notes cashew nuts found in the West Indies were good for eating, and treating corns and warts. nature, female artist, medicine, herbal remedies, home medicine, nature, foliage, plants,

Image of Nature Print Collection - 2016.7.9

Nature Print Collection - 2016.7.9

"Adianthum album," hand-colored copperplate engraving, Plate 219 from Herbarium Blackwellianum, Selectum sive Collectio Stirpium or Sammlung der Gewache by Christopher Jacob Trew, revised German edition, Nuremberg, 1757-1773. After Elizabeth Blackwell's A Curious Herbal, London, originally published 1737-1739.

Image of Nature Print Collection - 2016.7.10

Nature Print Collection - 2016.7.10

"Euphorbium verum Antiquorum," hand-colored copperplate engraving, Plate 339 from Herbarium Blackwellianum, Selectum sive Collectio Stirpium or Sammlung der Gewache by Christopher Jacob Trew, revised German edition, Nuremberg, 1757-1773. After Elizabeth Blackwell's A Curious Herbal, London, originally published 1737-1739.

Image of Nature Print Collection - 2016.7.11

Nature Print Collection - 2016.7.11

"Costus amarus et dulcis," hand-colored copperplate engraving, Plate 394 from Herbarium Blackwellianum, Selectum sive Collectio Stirpium or Sammlung der Gewache by Christopher Jacob Trew, revised German edition, Nuremberg, 1757-1773. After Elizabeth Blackwell's A Curious Herbal, London, originally published 1737-1739.

Image of Nature Print Collection - 2017.2.1

Nature Print Collection - 2017.2.1

"Prunus Sylvestris," hand-colored copperplate engraving, Plate 494 from Herbarium Blackwellianum, Selectum sive Collectio Stirpium or Sammlung der Gewache by Christopher Jacob Trew, revised German edition, Nuremberg, 1757-1773. After Elizabeth Blackwell's A Curious Herbal, London, originally published 1737-1739.