Lady's slipper orchid by Bedford

Edward John Bedford (c.1865-1953)
Lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus), c.1920-21.
Watercolour on paper, 360 x 260 mm.

Edward Bedford was born in Lewes, East Sussex and was a keen naturalist and photographer. Following a professional teaching career, he set up his own studio and taught photography and regularly wrote articles for natural history journals.

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