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Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln: New England Botanical Studies

October 4, 2018 - February 10, 2019

This exhibition highlights two exceptional artist-botanists, watercolorist Kate Furbish (1834–1931) and photographer Edwin Hale Lincoln (1848–1938).

Introduction

This exhibition highlights two exceptional artist-botanists, watercolorist Kate Furbish (1834–1931) and photographer Edwin Hale Lincoln (1848–1938), and addresses important questions about the relationship between the arts and sciences and the interest in botany at the dawn of the American industrial age.

Works in the Exhibition

"Showy Lady’s Slipper, Cypripedium Reginae," watercolor by Kate Furbish, American, 1834–1931. Courtesy George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library

"Showy Lady’s Slipper, Cypripedium Reginae," watercolor by Kate Furbish, American, 1834–1931. Courtesy George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library

"Iris Versicolor, Blue Flag, Fleur-de-Lis," ca. 1919, platinum print by Edwin Hale Lincoln.  Presented by Mrs. William H. Walker, 1920, Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.

"Iris Versicolor, Blue Flag, Fleur-de-Lis," ca. 1919, platinum print by Edwin Hale Lincoln. Presented by Mrs. William H. Walker, 1920, Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.

"Nodding Trillium, Trillium, Cernuum," watercolor by Kate Furbish, American, 1834–1931. Courtesy George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library

"Nodding Trillium, Trillium, Cernuum," watercolor by Kate Furbish, American, 1834–1931. Courtesy George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library

"Trillium Cernuum, Nodding Trillium," ca. 1914, platinum print by Edwin Hale Lincoln.  Presented by Mrs. William H. Walker, 1920, Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.

"Trillium Cernuum, Nodding Trillium," ca. 1914, platinum print by Edwin Hale Lincoln. Presented by Mrs. William H. Walker, 1920, Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.

"Common Elder, Sambucus Canadensis," watercolor by Kate Furbish, American, 1834–1931. Courtesy George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library

"Common Elder, Sambucus Canadensis," watercolor by Kate Furbish, American, 1834–1931. Courtesy George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library

Visiting the Exhibition

October 4, 2018 - February 10, 2019

    Shaw Ruddock Gallery