Geranium by Church

Arthur Harry Church (1865-1937)
Geranium pratense, 1905-1909.
Chinese white, pencil and watercolour, 318 x 195 mm.

The drawing depicts a detailed cross section of the Geranium, Geranium pratense and is a typical example of Arthur Church's diagrams of flowers.

Many drawings similar to the one shown were published in Church's book Types of Floral Mechanism (1908). Using bold simplicity, he illustrated the complex internal structures of flowering plants in a style which still seems remarkably modern even today.

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