The Fleming Drawings
Collection - Artist unknown
John Fleming (1747-1829) was a physician and was stationed for many years in India where he developed a passion for plants. Fascinated by their use in medicine and their economic potential, he collected many specimens from around the country. His collection of copies of watercolours is a remarkable record of his fascination for the great diversity of plants to be found in India.
A staggering 1,160 watercolour drawings of Indian plants
are to be found in the John Fleming collection.